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How a Treaty Moves Through the Senate

April 9, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Now that President Obama and Russian President Medvedev have signed the New START treaty on reducing nuclear stockpiles, the Senate has to take it up and either ratify it or reject it. Treaties follow a different course in the Senate than legislation, and since they don't come around that often, here's a nice refresher provided by the White House on how it happens:

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