December 11, 1997 |
Now that negotiators have reached an agreement to try to curb global warming, international attention will turn to Washington, where the pact's fate in the Senate is cloudy. "What we have here is not ratifiable in the Senate in my judgment," Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said from Kyoto, Japan, where the agreement was reached.
October 12, 1999 |
President Clinton made another concession to Republicans on Monday, the eve of the Senate's scheduled vote on the nuclear test-ban treaty, raising the possibility that the two sides may hammer out a deal to avert an almost-certain defeat of the pact. With Senate action expected late today or Wednesday, Clinton gave in to Republican demands that he put in writing a request that the vote be postponed. He wrote to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.
October 15, 1999 |
Acting swiftly, Vice President Al Gore injected the nuclear arms issue into the presidential race Thursday by attacking Senate Republicans for sinking the international test ban treaty. The Republican candidates backed their congressional colleagues. Gore's campaign rushed out a television ad accusing the Republican-run Senate of going "against the tide of history" and ending 40 years of bipartisan cooperation on arms control.
July 22, 2001 |
At a summit already under siege by up to 100,000 protesters, President Bush found himself under political siege Saturday by his peers from the world's wealthiest nations because of his controversial rejection of a global treaty on climate change.
January 5, 2001 |
In a bid to resuscitate the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which the Senate resoundingly rejected in October 1999, retired Gen. John M. Shalikashvili is to present a report to President Clinton today recommending steps to build bipartisan support for the pact. Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the treaty should be subject to joint review by the Senate and administration every 10 years.
May 11, 2001 |
President Bush asked Congress on Thursday for expanded authority to negotiate trade agreements, seeking to break through a political stalemate that hindered the Clinton administration. But Bush faces daunting obstacles in his quest for legislation at the heart of his trade agenda. Even though the narrowly divided Congress is led by Republicans who agree with the president's goals, by all accounts any major trade initiative will die without support from at least some Democrats.