Treaty Powers Resolution, Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session on S. Res. 486 Relating to the Treaty Powers of the Senate, July 21 and 28, 1976   [open pdf - 26MB]

This document contains the July 21 and 28, 1976 hearings on the "Treaty Powers Resolution," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Dick Clark: "The Foreign Relations Committee today begins hearings on Senate Resolution 486, a resolution to reaffirm the constitutional treaty power of the Senate by restricting the scope of executive agreements. The resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that international agreements involving significant political, military, or economic commitments to foreign countries properly constitute treaties which should be submitted to the Senate for its advice and consent. The resolution further expresses the sense of the Senate that, in determining whether an international agreement properly constitutes a treaty, the President should consult with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Arthur Bestor, Rcihard A. Falk, William D. Hathway, Monroe Leigh, and Arthur S. Miller.

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