Kerry Pleased Senate Votes to Close Out Debate on START Treaty

(NECN: Washington) - The Senate has voted to close out debate on the START treaty, setting the stage for ratification of the accord.

The vote was 67-28 and was seen in part as a proxy vote for the final tally on the new arms control treaty with Russia.

President Obama considers the treaty his top foreign policy priority in the post-election Congress.

A final vote is likely on Wednesday.

Kerry is the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

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