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Senator Lee objects to vote on Disabilities Treaty

Senator Harkin asked unanimous consent that there be 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on ratification of the Disabilities Treaty. Senator Lee objected.

HARKIN asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar Number 12 (disabilities) treaty document 112-7 (disability); that the treaty be considered as having advanced through the various parliamentary stages up to and including the presentation of the resolution of ratification; that any committee declarations be agreed to as applicable; that there be no amendments in order to the Treaty or the resolution of ratification; that there be two hours for debate, equally divided in the usual form;  that upon the use or yielding back of time,  the Senate proceed to vote on the resolution; that any statements be printed in the Record, as if read; that if the resolution of ratification is adopted, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; that the President be immediately notified of the Senate's action, that if the resolution is not adopted, the Treaty be returned to the calendar, and that there be no motions or points of order in order other than a motion to reconsider; and the Senate then resume legislative session.

Cal. #12           Treaty Doc. # 112-7    Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities