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Under the Article II, Section II of the Constitution, the Senate must advise and consent to ratification of treaties that have been negotiated and agreed to by the President.


The Senate's Role in the Treaty Process

Status of  Senate Action on Treaties in the Current Congress

Senate Consideration of Treaties (pdf)

Treaties and Other International Agreements: The Role of the Senate

Treaties in Force

This State Department publication lists treaties and other international agreements of the United States.

Search for a Treaty on THOMAS

Historic Treaty Debates

Read these essays by the Senate Historical Office to learn more about historic Senate treaty debates.

Uproar Over Senate Treaty Approval, June 24, 1795

Woodrow Wilson Addresses the Senate, July 10, 1919

A Bitter Rejection, November 19, 1919

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