Skip to comments.Law of the Sea Treaty
Posted on 02/17/2011 11:04:24 AM PST by NavVet
Does anybody know of a list of which Senators support and which Senators oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty.
You could try contacting Senator Vitter’s office. I think he is the senior Republican memeber of the committee which hears the treaty.
Lugar (IN) is pushing it hard, he loves it. I hate it.
Never even scheduled for a vote
Notwithstanding concerns raised about the Law of the Sea Treaty - and there have been many - the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee recommended U.S. accession to the treaty in a unanimous vote in March 2004.
Six years later, a vote of the entire U.S. Senate has yet to be scheduled.
Reagan and the Law of the SeaPublished on October 9, 2007 by William Clark and Edwin Meese, III
As we had the privilege of working closely with President Reagan in connection with the foreign policy, national security and domestic implications of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (better known as the Law of the Sea Treaty or LOST), there is no question about how our 40th president felt about this accord. He so strongly opposed it that he formally refused to sign the treaty. He even sent Donald Rumsfeld as a personal emissary to our key allies around the world to explain his opposition and encourage them to follow suit. All of them did so at the time.
another reason to target Lugar.
McCain supports LOST. As does (or did...haven’t checked ‘today’) his 2008 running mate, who urged Sen. Stevens to vote for ratification..
Jim Inhofe is against it.
James Inhofe: Proponents of the ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST, will tell you the treaty will be a great asset to the military by allowing our Navy the freedom of movement to and from any point on and under the ocean, unencumbered by the need to send requests to foreign governments for permission to enter territorial waters or to pass through straights. While LOST does maintain that this is true, it is subject to several caveats. Under the terms of the treaty, our naval warships must pass by the coast and not engage in any type of exercise, ground all aircraft, and negate the use of any defensive devices. The issue of passage not only applies to ships but also to aircraft both commercial and military. LOST regulates the activities of aircraft over territorial waters and over straights. This is particularly disturbing because a treaty that is intended to govern the sea has now reached out to control airspace over the seas.
McCain has flip floped. During the election campaign he was against it. don’t know if he’s flopped back.