Doesn’t treaty ratification require 66 votes in the Senate?
In accordance with the Constitution, the Senate has responsibility for advice and consent to ratification of treaties with other nations that have been negotiated and agreed to by the Executive Branch.
But that doesn't mean anything to Obama. He won, remember?
Yes, a treaty needs 66 votes, but Obama can choose to comply with the terms of a treaty, even if it has not been ratified.
Yes, the Senate must ratify treaties. So, get the Democrats out of the majority in the Senate. Vote for freedom and our Constitution in 11/2012.
No, a treaty does not require 66 votes in the senate for ratification. It requires a 2/3 affirmative vote of the senators present. There is a difference.
The senate can be in session with a 51 member quorum present. 2/3 of that is 34 votes - the bare minimum required.
Mind you, few senators would miss a vote on a treaty, assuming they knew about it.
That would be 67, and the answer is NO. It's been done without a quorum too.
All it takes is a signature and FedGov, Inc. will start finding a way to abide by its terms, ratification or no.