e-Update: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


2012-12-04 18:15:30
<iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18377.56534062.12093858.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.johanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2findex.cfm> Senator Johanns e-Update December 4, 2012 Today, I joined 37 of my fellow Senators in voting against the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I have serious concerns about the impact this treaty could have on U.S. sovereignty, parental rights, and the sanctity of life. Unfortunately, no amendments were allowed by the Majority Leader of the Senate to address these concerns. The treaty did not receive enough support for ratification. I fully support efforts to protect the rights of the disabled. The U.S. has a number of federal laws in place to protect and advance the rights of Americans with disabilities, and we should continue to be a strong advocate on these issues. But, international treaties should not be entered into lightly. Earlier this year, I along with 35 other Senators, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) requesting that no treaties come to the Senate floor during the lame-duck session because of the need for "thorough scrutiny" of international agreements. I believe the Senate has an important obligation to fully understand the impact international treaties will have on our country. The fact that no amendments were allowed only sealed my opposition. With all the work Congress has left to do to address our country's fiscal situation, now is not the right time to be making rushed decisions on matters this important. Click <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18377.56534062.12093858.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fj ohanns.senate.gov%2fpublic%2f%3fp%3dEmailSenatorJohanns> here <johanns.senate.gov/public/ to leave your remarks for Senator Johanns. Stay in touch with Senator Johanns on <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18377.56534062.12093858.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.facebook.com%2fMikeJohanns> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18377.56534062.12093858.14749790&redirect=https%3a%2f%2f twitter.com%2f> <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx johanns-iq&crop=18377.56534062.12093858.14749790&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fw ww.youtube.com%2fuser%2fSenatorMikeJohanns%3ffeature%3dmhee> To unsubscribe, email xxx ate. gov . <iqs3.solutions.lmit.com/iqextranet/Customers/quorum_johanns-iq/ iqtrk.gif?crop=18377.56534062.12093858.14749790>


Senator Johanns e-Update
December 4, 2012

Today, I joined 37 of my fellow Senators in voting against the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. I have serious concerns about the impact this treaty could have on U.S. sovereignty, parental rights, and the sanctity of life. Unfortunately, no amendments were allowed by the Majority Leader of the Senate to address these concerns. The treaty did not receive enough support for ratification.

I fully support efforts to protect the rights of the disabled. The U.S. has a number of federal laws in place to protect and advance the rights of Americans with disabilities, and we should continue to be a strong advocate on these issues. But, international treaties should not be entered into lightly. Earlier this year, I along with 35 other Senators, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) requesting that no treaties come to the Senate floor during the lame-duck session because of the need for “thorough scrutiny” of international agreements. I believe the Senate has an important obligation to fully understand the impact international treaties will have on our country. The fact that no amendments were allowed only sealed my opposition.

With all the work Congress has left to do to address our country’s fiscal situation, now is not the right time to be making rushed decisions on matters this important.

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