Senators Risch and McCain proposed two amendments to the New START treaty that would alter the language in the treaty’s preamble. Neither of these amendments passed on the floor. Below please find the language and the voting record for both amendments.
Senator McCain’s amendment:
To amend the preamble to strike language regarding the interrelationship between strategic offensive arms and strategic defensive arms.
Senator Risch’s amendment:
To amend the preamble to the Treaty to acknowledge the interrelationship between non-strategic and strategic offensive arms.
McCain Amendment: Rejected 37-59
Risch Amendment: Rejected 32-60