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Under Article II, section II of the Constitution, the Senate must advice and consent to ratification of treaties that have been negotiated and agreed to by the president.

Locating Treaties



            Treaties Received
            Treaties Approved
            Treaties with Floor Status Action in the Current Congress
            Executive Calendar   Executive Calendar Archive (1997-present)

    Research Help

            How to Research Treaties
            Treaties Search Help (Thomas)
            Treaty Numbers Conversion Table (Thomas)

Treaty Actions   State Department publication

The Senate's Role in the Treaty Process

            Origins & Development: Treaties
            Senate Consideration of Treaties CRS (pdf)
            Treaties and Other International Agreements: The Role in the Senate CRS (pdf)

Historic Treaty Debates

        Advice & Consent: Treaties
        Uproar Over Senate Treaty Approval, June 24, 1795
        Woodrow Wilson Addresses the Senate, July 10, 1919
        Treaty of Versailles
            The Treaty of Versailles
            A Bitter Rejection, November 19, 1919
            Political Cartoon: "Lamb from the Slaughter"
            The Irreconcilables

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