Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Law of the Sea Treaty - #4047 - Conservatives Hit Magic Number to Sink Law of Sea Treaty - Hot Air

IF YOUR SENATOR IS LISTED BELOW, THANK HIM, IF HE IS NOT, CALL HIM AND ASK HIM TO ADD HIS NAME TO THE LIST OF SENATORS WHO ARE OPPOSED TO THIS TREATY.
This was supposed to be the year the U.S. Senate finally ratified the age-old Law of the Sea Treaty. That was apparently enough motivation for conservatives to rally the grassroots and sink the treaty once again. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) announced that he had secured commitments from 34 senators to oppose LOST, ensuring it would not be ratified by the Senate this year. Because it requires 67 votes for the Senate to approve treaties, only 34 votes are needed block them. The 34 senators include: Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Sen. Jim Demint (R-SC) Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) Sen. John Thune (R-SD) Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) Sen. Mark Rubio (R-FL) Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). The treaty offered little upside for the United States in the view of many conservatives. Yet it would have instituted a new, international legal regime and further eroded American sovereignty. DeMint spearheaded a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to outline the opposition. It was signed by 31 of the 34 senators. Read more.........  Senate Contact List........

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