Today, Mark Udall joined a bipartisan group of his U.S. Senate colleagues in approving ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or New START. The treaty would resume mutual inspections of U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, while limiting both nations to 1,550 warheads and 700 launchers each.
Udall issued the following statement:
"The United States and Russia control over 90 percent of the world's nuclear arms between them. If we're going to be seen as credible leaders, with a shared goal of reducing the threat nuclear weapons pose to the world, we have an obligation to verifiably decrease our own nuclear stockpiles to demonstrate that commitment. By ratifying this treaty, we are leading by example."