Congress to stay until START treaty voted: WHouse

10th December 2010, Comments 0 comments

Congress will not leave for its Christmas break until lawmakers have voted on a landmark nuclear arms treaty with Russia, a US official said Friday, voicing optimism the pact would be approved.

"I will say this: Congress won't leave before START is done, START will get done, and START will get done with a strong bipartisan vote," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

"We're going to get more than 67 votes" needed to pass the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in the US Senate, he added.

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