U.S. lawmakers here are threatening deep cuts in foreign affairs spending, and ratification of a major arms-
reduction treaty with Russia is in jeopardy.
As a health professional, I call on Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to help secure our future.
By approving the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) during the short lame duck session, the Senate will be enabling efforts to reduce our oversized nuclear stockpile while providing for inspections of Russian nukes. Democrats as well as Republicans in Congress have voiced support for this treaty, and it has key support within the military leadership.