Friday, November 2, 2007

Senate Republican Leadership Calls for More Time, More Hearings on LOST

On Wednesday, October 31st, the Senate Republican leadership made what could be a crucial move in the ongoing struggle to make sure that the Law of the Sea Treaty is given the full, deliberate investigation it deserves.

Senators Mitch McConnell, Trent Lott, John Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison, John Cornyn, and John Ensign expressed their wish that Senator Biden back away from forcing a vote on LOST and allow the Senate to conduct "a more thorough and rigourous examination of the Treaty."

The signatories argued that becuase LOST touches on the jurisdictions of so many Senate Committees, and since there are so many new members who have had no exposure to the treaty, that "it is vital that other committees hold hearings to investigate matters within their purview."

View the letter from the Senate Republicans to Senator Biden (PDF)

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