Actions: Senate Consideration of Treaty Document 100-11All Information (Except Treaty Text)

 
Date Senate Actions
05/27/1988Resolution of advice and consent to ratification agreed to in Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 5. Record Vote Number: 166.
05/27/1988Helms amendment SP2330 not agreed to by voice vote.
05/27/1988S.Amdt.2330 Proposed by Senator Helms. To provide for the phased withdrawal of the dependents of all United States militray personnel stationed in Europe during the first 29 months after the entry into force of the Treaty, to provide that all military personnel who shall, after the entry into force of the Treaty, be newly assigned to duty on the continent of Europe be so assigned for any tour of duty in excess of twelve months and that such tour shall be unaccompanied, and to provide for the phased withdrawal of all U.S. military personnel from the continent of Europe beginning after the completion of the withdrawal of dependents and ending not later than the third year after the entry into force of the Treaty.
05/27/1988Helms amendment SP2317, as modified, agreed to, (RC #165, Ex.) 94 yeas, 4 nays.
05/27/1988Motion to table Specter amendment SP2329 agreed to, (RC #164, Ex.) 64 yeas, 33 nays.
05/27/1988S.Amdt.2329 Proposed by Senator Specter. Providing that there is no intent by the Senate to change the accepted constitutional law of the United States on treaty ratification as interpreted by the Supreme Court of the United States or accepted international law on treaties as interpreted by the Supreme Court.
05/27/1988Motion to table Specter amendment SP2328 agreed to, (RC #163, Ex.) 67 yeas, 30 nays.
05/27/1988S.Amdt.2328 Proposed by Senator Specter. To clarify the meaning of "common understanding" in treaty interpretation.
05/27/1988Motion to table Wallop amendment SP2324 agreed to (RC #161, Ex.) 66 yeas, 30 nays.
05/27/1988Dole amendment SP 2327 debated and passed by voice vote.
05/27/1988S.Amdt.2327 Proposed by Senator Dole. To provide that, prior to the exchange of the instruments of ratification pursuant to Article XVII of the Treaty, the President shall certify that it is the common understanding of the United States and the Soviet Union that if either Party produces a type of ground-launched ballistic missile (GLBM) not limited by the Treaty using a stage which is outwardly similar to, but not interchangeable with, a stage of an existing type of intermediate-range GLBM having more than one stage, it may not produce any other stage which is outwardly similar to, whether or not it is interchangeable with, any other stage of an existing type of intermediate-range GLBM.
05/27/1988Symms amendment SP 2326 debated and withdrawn.
05/27/1988S.Amdt.2326 Proposed by Senator Symms. To encourage the adjustment of the end strength of military departments to take account of certain military personnel assigned to on-site inspection activities under the Treaty.
05/27/1988Motion to table Pressler amendment SP2101 agreed to, (RC #162, Ex.) 86 yeas, 10 nays.
05/27/1988S.Amdt.2101 Proposed by Senator Pressler. To condition ratification on the certification that the Soviet Union is in compliance with the Helsinki Final Act.
05/26/1988Wilson amendment SP2325 tabled, (RC #160, Ex.) 53 yeas, 45 nays.
05/26/1988S.Amdt.2325 Proposed by Senator Wilson. To provide that the only interpretations of the Treaty which bind the United States are those which are equally binding on the Soviet Union under applicable international law.
05/26/1988S.Amdt.2324 Proposed by Senator Wallop. To provide for a United States response to possible violations of the INF Treaty.
05/26/1988Proposed amendment SP2296 withdrawn in Senate.
05/26/1988Motion to table the Helms amendment SP2317 was not agreed to, (RC #159, Ex.) 38 yeas, 60 nays.
05/26/1988Proposed amendment SP 2320 withdrawn in Senate.
05/26/1988S.Amdt.2320 Proposed by Senator Cranston to Amendment SP 2317. To include in the resolution of ratification a unilateral declaration of the Senate regarding Strategic Arms Reductions Talks.
05/26/1988S.Amdt.2317 Proposed by Senator Helms. To include in the instruments of ratification a unilateral declaration of the United States regarding Strategic Arms Reduction Talks.
05/26/1988Committee substitute resolution, as amended by the Byrd amendment SP2305, agreed to by voice vote.
05/26/1988Byrd amendment SP2305 agreed to, (RC #158, Ex.) 72 yeas, 27 nays.
05/26/1988S.Amdt.2305 Proposed by Senator Byrd. To provide that the Senate's advice and consent to ratification of the INF Treaty is subject to the condition, based on the Treaty Clauses of the Constitution, that (1) the United States shall interpret the Treaty in accordance with the common understanding of the Treaty shared by the president and the Senate at the time the Senate gave its advice and consent to ratification; (2) such common understanding is based on (a) the text of the Treaty and the provisions of the resolution of ratification, and (b) the authoritative representations which were provided by the President and his representatives to the Senate and its Committees, in seeking Senate consent to ratification, insofar as such representations were directed to the meaning and legal effect of the text of the Treaty; (3) the United states shall not agree to or adopt an interpretation different from that common understanding except pursuant to Senate advice and consent to a subsequent treaty or protocol, or the enactment of a statute; and (4) if, subsequent to ratification of the Treaty, a question arises as to the interpretation of a provision of the Treaty on which no common understanding was reached in accordance with paragraph (2), that provision shall be interpreted in accordance with applicable United States law.
05/26/1988Nunn-Warner-Boren-Cohen-Helms amendment SP2302, as amended by the Helms amendment SP2303, agreed to, (RC #157, Ex.) 96 yeas, 0 nays.
05/26/1988Helms amendment 2303 agreed to by voice vote.
05/26/1988S.Amdt.2303 Proposed by Senator Helms to Amendment SP 2302. Of perfecting nature, adding the agreements signed on May 21, 1988, in Vienna and Moscow, respectively, correcting the site diagrams and certain technical errors in the Treaty.
05/26/1988S.Amdt.2302 Proposed by Senator Warner for Senator Nunn. To provide that the advice and consent of the Senate to the ratification of the INF Treaty is further subject to the condition that in connection with the exchange of the instruments of ratification pursuant to Article XVII of the Treaty, the President shall obtain the agreement of the Soviet Socialist Republics that the agreement concluded by exchange of notes in geneva on May 12, 1988, between the United States and the Soviet Union as to the application of the treaty to intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles flight-tested or deployed to carry or be used as weapons based on either current of future technologies and as to the related question of the definition of the term "weapon-delivery vehicle" as used in the Treaty, and the agreement minute of May 12, 1988, signed by Ambassador Glitman and Col. Gen. N. Chervov reflecting the agreement of the parties regarding certain issuse related to the Treaty, are of the same force and effect as provisions of the Treaty.
05/25/1988DeConcini amendment No. 2122 agreed to by voice vote.
05/25/1988S.Amdt.2122 Proposed by Senator DeConcini. To state a declaration and understandings regarding the future compliance by the Soviet Union with its commitments to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms.
05/25/1988Murkowski amendment No. 2297 agreed to by voice vote.
05/25/1988S.Amdt.2297 Proposed by Senator Murkowski. To state the sense of the Senate regarding negotiations on a START agreement.
05/25/1988Hollings amendment No. 2104 not agreed to, (RC #156, Ex.) 28 yeas, 69 nays.
05/25/1988S.Amdt.2104 Proposed by Senator Hollings. To restrict the definition of ground-launched cruise missiles to only nuclear ground-launched cruise missiles.
05/25/1988S.Amdt.2296 Proposed by Senator Byrd. To establish common understanding that the Senate's advise and consent to ratification is subject to the condition that the President shall implement and interpret the Treaty in accordance with the common understandings shared by the President and the Senate, and that any interpretation of the Treaty which is inconsistent with such understanding and which is not lawfully made pursuant to any subsequent statute or treaty shall have no force and effect.
05/25/1988Helms amendment No. 2295 not agreed to, (RC #155, Ex.) 9 yeas, 89 nays.
05/25/1988S.Amdt.2295 Proposed by Senator Helms. To require that the Treaty be deemed void and terminated in the event of any major violation amounting to a material breach.
05/24/1988Helms amendment SP2115, debated and withdrawn.
05/24/1988S.Amdt.2115 Proposed by Senator Helms. To prevent circumvention of the proposed Treaty through the device of reloading nuclear warheads on other types of delivery vehicles with ranges less than, equal to, or greater than the ranges of the systems covered by the proposed Treaty.
05/23/1988Humphrey amendment SP2114 tabled (RC #154, Ex.) 81 yeas, 5 nays.
05/23/1988S.Amdt.2114 Proposed by Senator Humphrey. To prohibit the entry into force of the Treaty unless and until the Parties have also ratified a Treaty reducing their strategic nuclear arms.
05/23/1988Wallop amendment SP2106 tabled (RC #153, Ex.) 68 yeas, 26 nays.
05/23/1988Helms amendment SP2113 tabled (RC #152, Ex.) 81 yeas, 13 nays.
05/23/1988S.Amdt.2106 Proposed by Senator Wallop. To clarify that neither Party may produce any other stage which is either outwardly similar to, or interchangeable, with any other stage of an existing type of intermediate-range GLBM.
05/23/1988S.Amdt.2113 Proposed by Senator Helms. To provide that the instruments of ratification shall not be exchanged until the President has certified to the Senate that, in his judgement, the number of SS-20 missiles reported by the Soviet Union as being possessed by it on November 1, 1987 pursuant to the initial data exchange under the Memorandum of Understanding is a true accounting of the number of SS-20 missiles possessed by the Soviet Union on that date.
05/23/1988Helms amdt. 2112 withdrawn.
05/20/1988S.Amdt.2112 Proposed by Senator Helms. To make technical corrections in Section II of the Memorandum of Understanding.
05/20/1988Humphrey amdt. 2110 considered; tabled 73-8, (RC #151 Ex.).
05/20/1988S.Amdt.2110 Proposed by Senator Humphrey. To provide that the Treaty shall not enter into force unless and until NATO stockpiles of ammunition and fuel have been increased from less than seven days supply to at least half the stated goal of ammuntion and fuel sufficient to sustain a conventional defense of Europe for thirty days.
05/20/1988Helms amdt. 2109 (five amendments en bloc) considered. After debate, amendment withdrawn.
05/20/1988S.Amdt.2109 Proposed by Senator Helms. To make technical corrections to the Memorandum of Understanding and the Protocol.
05/20/1988Symms amdt. 2108 (5 sections). All tabled: (a) 85-11; (b) 87-10; (c) 86-11; (d) 82-15; (e) 89-8 (roll call votes #146-150 Ex.).
05/20/1988Continuation of debate on INF Treaty; Symms admt. 2108 pending. Calendar No. 9.
05/19/1988S.Amdt.2108 Proposed by Senator Symms. To provide that the Treaty shall not enter into force unless and until the President has certified that the U.S.S.R. has ceased the violations, previously certified by the President, of existing arms control treaties or agreements.
05/18/1988Senate continues consideration of the treaty. Helms point of order tabled 91-6, (RC #145, Ex.). Calendar No. 9.
05/17/1988Senate begins consideration of the Treaty. Calendar No. 9.
04/14/1988Reported by Mr. Pell, Committee on Foreign Relations, with printed report with additional views - Ex.Rept. 100-15. With a resolution of advice and consent to ratification with a condition.
03/30/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. With a condition.
03/29/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Committee consideration held.
03/28/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Committee consideration held.
03/24/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Committee consideration held.
03/23/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Committee consideration held.
03/22/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Committee consideration held.
03/22/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held and concluded. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 100-522, pt. 5.
03/21/1988S.Amdt.1680 Amendment SP1680 referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
03/21/1988Amendment by Mr. DeConcini and others submitted (No. 1680); ordered referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. To state a declaration and understanding regarding the future compliance by the Soviet Union with its commitments to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms.
03/17/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
03/16/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
03/14/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/24/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/23/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/22/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/19/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held and concluded. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 100-522, pt. 3.
02/18/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/17/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/16/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/05/1988Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs. Hearings held and concluded. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 100-522, pt. 2.
02/04/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/03/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/02/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
02/01/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
01/28/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held and concluded. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 100-522, pt. 1.
01/27/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
01/26/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
01/25/1988Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
01/25/1988Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations by unanimous consent.