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Senate Proceeding on Dec 21st, 2010 :: 9:32:10 to 9:35:10
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Roger F. Wicker

9:32:07 to 9:32:27( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: or ratification n every time the commission wanted to meet. for all those reasons, i would urge my colleagues to reject the amendment.. the presiding officer: who yeedz time? mr. wicker: -- who yields time?

Roger F. Wicker

9:32:10 to 9:35:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roger F. Wicker

Roger F. Wicker

9:32:28 to 9:32:49( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: mr. wicker: if no one else seeks time on this amendment, i'll close. it -- it may -- it may be that my friend from maryland is satisfied that there are no restrictions on missle defense

Roger F. Wicker

9:32:50 to 9:33:11( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: and this aspect of -- of the treaty, but it didn't satisfy stephen hadley, the national security adviser to former president george w. bush, who came before our committee with concerns.

Roger F. Wicker

9:33:12 to 9:33:36( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: it seems to me that we have a very simple way to address those concerns. let me reiterate to my colleagues the quote of -- of mr. hadley, the bilateral consulting commission seems to have been given authority to adopt without senate review measures to improve the viability and effectiveness of the treaty which could include

Roger F. Wicker

9:33:37 to 9:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: restrictions on missle defense. i would also agree with my colleague from maryland that, indeed, the b.c.c. has the authority to negotiate amendments to the treaty. that's acknowledged in the fact sheet by the state department.

Roger F. Wicker

9:33:58 to 9:34:18( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: what i'm trying to do, the simple step beyond that that i'm trying to do with my amendment is to make it clear, using the terms supplied to us by the state department, that say the b.c.c. cannot make changes that affect substantive rights or

Roger F. Wicker

9:34:19 to 9:34:39( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: obligations of the united states. i'm trying to make that part of the resolution of ratification. and that's all it does. it says that -- that if the b.c.c. adopts changes,

Roger F. Wicker

9:34:40 to 9:35:01( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: provisions that affect substantive rights or obligations urn the create -- under the treaty, that create new rights or obligations, that those changes must come back to the united states senate. it is an addition to the requirement that amendments to the treaty come back to the senate for ratification and it is a protection of the rights of

Roger F. Wicker

9:35:02 to 9:35:10( Edit History Discussion )

Roger F. Wicker: this body to -- to continue to have a -- a role in substantive

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