Republicans Expect New START to Pass

Republican Senators “say privately they expect the Senate to ratify the New START treaty this week, which would hand President Obama his third major victory of the lame-duck session,” The Hill reports.

GOP senators — including those who plan to vote for the treaty and those who say they’ll oppose it — have told The Hill they expect it to pass easily.

At least seven Republican senators have announced they either will vote to ratify the treaty or are leaning strongly toward doing so. That means Democrats are only two GOP votes shy of ratification.

Two-thirds of the senators present in the chamber, assuming there is a quorum, must vote “aye” to ratify.


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