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Lost Answers Dartmouth 2K9 2 LOST has bipartisan support and will assuredly pass without a problem. The treaty has 13 more votes than needed for passage Winter 09 (Allison, staff writer, 5-7-09, Greenwire, The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/05/07/07greenwire-sen-kerry-looks-for-window-to-ratify-law-of-th-12208.html?pagewanted=2) The treaty, first negotiated in the 1980s, has garnered an impressive, wide-ranging list of supporters -- including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, all living former chiefs of naval operations, four former secretaries of state, the heads of the American Petroleum Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the governors of seven coastal states. The treaty's backers are hopeful that after years of delay, the Senate may finally approve it this year. Potentially helping it on that path is the solid Democratic majority in the Senate and advocates in the Obama administration . Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said ratification is "long overdue" and will be a top priority . And Vice President Joe Biden was a major proponent of its ratification when he chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. While the Bush administration gave its support to the treaty, lobbyists and lawmakers who support the Law of the Sea said they expect the Obama administration might be more active in pushing for its approval. "[Biden] understands it, and I hope he's going to be very -- part of the game plan," Kerry said. The treaty also has a major advocate on the Republican side in Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R- Alaska). At the roundtable earlier this week, the ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee urged Kerry to schedule hearings on the treaty "expeditiously" and push the issue with the White House. "I will help you," Murkowski told the chairman. Kerry replied: "I hope you are going table to table in the Republican caucus." It would take 67 votes to ratify the treaty. If all of the Democrats voted in favor, Kerry would only need to find eight more Republicans at present. Advocates for the bill say there are easily 80 votes in support of ratification, but the problem is finding time for it on the Senate floor. They hope that given that 2009 is not an election year, lawmakers might find a window. 2
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Lost Answers Dartmouth 2K9 3 LOST Won't Pass Obama's political capital is wasted- multiple legislation and other treaties Politics Daily, 7-8 (7-8-09, "Obama to World: We're Back and Ready to Ratify", http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/07/08/obamas-mission-reviving-stalled-treaties/) Committee chairman John Kerry has said he wants to take up at least two treaties between now and the end of 2010, both signed during the Clinton administration. One is the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea , which governs how countries use oceans and which was supported by former president George W. Bush. The other is
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