All treaties are signed before they are debated in the Senate. Why would they debate a treaty the executive branch had no interest in?
Not quite sure of your meaning.
The Convention on Biodiversity Treaty was VP Gore’s dream treaty. The Senate was going to ratify it even though the UN lied about the implementing body of it not being written (blank check) Sen. Mitchell was shown the actual document just before the Cloture vote. He pulled it and it has NEVER been ratified to date. Clinton came out with EO 12852 and others since which have served to incorporate the provisions of the Treaty and Agenda 21 in domestic regulations without Congressional approval. Today virtually every federal agency is implementing provisions of Agenda 21.
Still think just signing does not mean much?