Originally Posted by ken grant
What happens if it goes to the Senate and they just sit on it and do not act?
Some say after this the Pres. can sign and it becomes law,
The same thing that happened to the CIFTA arms treaty signed by then President Clinton, it goes nowhere.
Everybody seems to have forgotten about that one. It was finalized and signed by Clinton so all it needs is a vote in the Senate, yet nobody seems to be concerned about it even though Reid could bring it up for a vote tomorrow. Obama has asked the Senate to ratify it, and you can bet they would if they thought they had the votes.
But CIFTA has been forgotten and people are now in a panic over the latest arms treaty, just as they were over CIFTA when Clinton signed that one.
The President can not ratify a treaty, only the Senate can do that.