WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul yesterday introduced Senate Resolution 290, a resolution calling for the U.S. Senate to reassert its constitutional role in treaty review. Specifically, the resolution highlights the need for any agreement reached at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France, to follow the past precedent for congressional review, established by the Senate’s call to review the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
“One of the most important duties as a Senator is to uphold and defend the Constitution. My resolution will reassert the Senate’s constitutional role in treaty review and protect the balance of power within our government,” Sen. Paul said.
Earlier this week, Sen. Paul issued a Dear Colleague letter urging Senate colleagues to cosponsor Senate Resolution 290. Click HERE to read the Dear Colleague letter.
To read the resolution in its entirety, click HERE.