Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Another Treaty Vote?

The US Senate may take another vote on that UN disabilities treaty in the coming year. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities lost by a vote of 61-38. Below is a list of the 38 Senators who voted against it. However, treaties can be brought up again in a new Congress without going through all the motions, unlike bills and other legislative measures. Since 36 senators signed a letter saying they would not agree to passage of any treaty during a lame-duck session of congress, it's possible some of them might switch their vote next time since it would be during a regular session of the legislative body. Here is a list of the Senators who voted against it:


  • Alexander (R-TN)
  • Blunt (R-MO)
  • Boozman (R-AR)
  • Burr (R-NC)
  • Chambliss (R-GA)
  • Coats (R-IN)
  • Coburn (R-OK)
  • Cochran (R-MS)
  • Corker (R-TN)
  • Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Crapo (R-ID)
  • DeMint (R-SC)
  • Enzi (R-WY)
  • Graham (R-SC)
  • Grassley (R-IA)
  • Hatch (R-UT)
  • Heller (R-NV)
  • Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Hutchison (R-TX)
  • Inhofe (R-OK)
  • Isakson (R-GA)
  • Johanns (R-NE)
  • Johnson (R-WI)
  • Kyl (R-AZ)
  • Lee (R-UT)
  • McConnell (R-KY)
  • Moran (R-KS)
  • Paul (R-KY)
  • Portman (R-OH)
  • Risch (R-ID)
  • Roberts (R-KS)
  • Rubio (R-FL)
  • Sessions (R-AL)
  • Shelby (R-AL)
  • Thune (R-SD)
  • Toomey (R-PA)
  • Vitter (R-LA)
  • Wicker (R-MS)

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