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GOP fail again to amend START

A second Republican bid to amend President Barack Obama’s strategic nuclear arms treaty with Russia failed during debate in the U.S. Senate yesterday, and top Democrats expressed confidence they would have the votes to approve the accord.

WASHINGTON – A second Republican bid to amend President Barack Obama’s strategic nuclear arms treaty with Russia failed during debate in the U.S. Senate yesterday, and top Democrats expressed confidence they would have the votes to approve the accord.

But growing Republican anger over the amount of business Democrats have crammed into the final weeks of the current legislative session further eroded support for the treaty.

 
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