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