Hoeven, 24 other senators support review of New START

Sen. John Hoeven joined Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona and 23 additional senators in sending a letter on Nov. 29 to President Donald Trump outlining top priorities for the administration’s review of the viability of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

The senators wrote to the president that the treaty’s value depends upon a sustained and vigorous U.S. nuclear weapons modernization program, strict compliance by Russia with its arms control obligations and a true balance of nuclear capabilities between the parties to the treaty.

“We remain committed to funding the necessary resources for the U.S. nuclear weapons modernization program and we support the rigorous review of continued viability of the New START the Administration is undertaking. We know you agree that arms control is not an end to itself; it is but a single tool that may be used to advance U.S. national security when carefully considered,” the senators wrote.

Other senators who cosigned the letter are: Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Roy Blunt of Missouri, John Cornyn of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Ted Cruz of Texas, Steve Daines of Montana, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, John Kennedy of Louisiana, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Jim Risch of Idaho, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, Marco Rubio of Florida, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Roger Wicker of Mississippi.

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