Nelson: ‘I Think We Can Hold Off on START’

Washington – Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) tells NRO that passing the New START treaty should not be a lame-duck priority for Democrats and that he’d be comfortable with waiting until January to address it.

“Most of the (legislation) being dealt with right now should be held over until 2011, because we should be focused on jobs, taxes, and debt reduction,” Nelson says. “I think we can hold off on START; I don’t want it to crowd out taxes, debt reduction, and jobs.”

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