Thursday, November 1, 2007

CPAS Press Release: "Committee Vote Underscores Non-Unanimity on LOST, Urgent Need for Hearings by Other Affected Committees"

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 17-4 in favor of a Resolution of Ratification for the Law of the Sea Treaty.

This is unsuprising, given the skewed membership of the Committee and the shockingly short shrift given to Treaty opponents during the relevant hearings - two witness, seven minutes each. It is clear therefore that the Foreign Relations Committee failed to exercise its responsibilities of due diligence, and gave LOST little more than a "rubber stamp."

However, a notable coalition of treaty opponents, including the entire Senate GOP Leadership, the entire field of Republican Presidential nominees, and numerous Reagan Cabinet officials are taking strides to ensure that LOST is not going to pass without a fight.

View full the CPAS Press Release (PDF)

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