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Treaty Doc. 105-28 - Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty - Key Vote

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Edward Kennedy, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Treaty.

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Treaty - Treaty Ratification Passed (Senate) (48-51) - (Key vote)

Title: Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty that would require 44 countries that have nuclear power plants or nuclear research reactors to ban nuclear weapons testing six months after the treaty is ratified.

Highlights:
  • Establishes an international monitoring system and a system of low-warning inspections.
  • Allows nations to remove themselves from the pact if it is in their national interest.
  • Calls for sanctions against nations that fail to comply with the treaty.
Note:

THE CONSTITUTION GIVES THE SENATE THE POWER TO APPROVE, BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE, TREATIES MADE BY THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH.

Treaty - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

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