Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate voted 67-28 to invoke cloture on the New START Treaty:
“This treaty will make America safer and restore our leadership in global efforts to stop nuclear proliferation. I am encouraged that a number of my Republican colleagues have joined us to support a treaty that has been endorsed by everyone from former President George H.W. Bush to former Secretaries of State Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and James Baker. We have already had an open and robust debate on the treaty, and we will continue to consider amendments during the time remaining.
“The Senate has a long history of bipartisanship in working to further arms control. I am hopeful that when the Senate votes tomorrow on ratification, we will send a powerful statement about America’s commitment to non-proliferation with a strong bipartisan vote.”