Dec 19th, 2010
"The Senate voted 59-37 against an amendment sponsored by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) that would have struck missile defense language from the treaty’s preamble. Supporters of the U.S.-Russia arms control pact said the defeated amendment would have effectively killed the treaty by forcing it back into renegotiation with the Russians."