US Senate rejects UN treaty on disability rights amid GOP opposition
s modeled after the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act.
With 38 Republicans casting “no” votes, the 61-38 vote fell five short of the two-thirds majority needed to ratify a treaty. The vote took place in an unusually solemn atmosphere, with senators sitting at their desks rather than milling around the podium. Former Senate majority leader Bob Dole, looking frail and in a wheelchair, was in the chamber to support the treaty.
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