WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign
Relations Committee is likely to vote on the new START treaty
with Russia in mid-September, the panel's chairman, Senator
John Kerry, said Tuesday.

Kerry had wanted to hold the panel's vote before the August
congressional recess but some senators wanted more time to
study the arms reduction treaty. He said that all members of
the committee should be prepared to consider the bill and vote
by mid-September.

(Editing by Sandra Maler)