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Why New START is a First-100 Days Priority

The New START treaty - the last remaining nuclear arms limitation agreement between Russia and the United States - is set to expire on Feb. 5, 2021. That is sixteen days after the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Extending New START Protects the United States and Saves Billions

Unless the U.S. and Russian governments agree to extend the New START treaty by Feb. 5, 2021, the last remaining limits on their nuclear weapons will expire. Dave Lawler of Axios reports “both sides have warned that without a deal, they’re prepared for an arms race.”

37 National Security Leaders and Organizations Support New START Amendment

In a letter sent on July 10 to all House members, FCNL joined 36 other signatories, including former State and Defense Department leaders, in expressing support for Rep. Elliot Engel’s (NY-16) amendment to the 2020 NDAA, which would extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).