Dudes and dudettes…I read about this news late last night and thought you’d be happy as heck about some of what happened in the Senate yesterday. I’ll cut to the chase here because there’s simply not much to add to this particular amendment, with the exception being we need to send a big thanks Senator Jim Inhofe for his push for his amendment being passed. – Make sure and click the link I’ll provide below, this report has much more information about other amendments passed, those that weren’t passed and some voting records by the senators as well.
This is via The Hill:
In the last batch of amendment votes to the budget, the Senate voted on several foreign policy proposals.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced an amendment that would prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in order to uphold the Second Amendment. His amendment passed on a 53-46 vote.
Republicans have been critical of President Obama’s decision to consider the treaty, although Obama has said he would not vote for anything that would violate the Second Amendment.
The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty would regulate international arms sales. Negotiations end on March 28.
“We’re negotiating a treaty that cedes our authority to have trade agreements with our allies in terms of trading arms,” Inhofe said. “This is probably the last time this year that you’ll be able to vote for your Second Amendment rights.”
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) offered an alternative amendment that clarified that under current U.S. law, treaties don’t trump the Constitution and that the United States should not agree to any arms treaty that violates the Second Amendment rights. His amendment passed by voice vote.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said he thought it was irresponsible to be considering major foreign policy decisions at 3 a.m. on Saturday morning.
The Senate also voted on the following budget amendments: Read the rest at the link provided above…you may like or not like the rest of what they did the same night/early morning hours.
Anything you want to add? If so…Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know!