Senator Burr Statement New START Treaty

Washington, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) today issued the following statement on the New START treaty:

"After reviewing provisions contained in the New START treaty, I have decided to vote against ratification. I fear it will have a negative impact on our national security, and the United States must be assured that any arms treaty it agrees to does not limit our ability to defend against growing international threats. This New START does not satisfy that criteria, and I look forward to debate on the issue so I can address more specifically the concerns I have with ratifying this agreement."