GOP Senators Threaten To Block Any Copenhagen Deal

Law360, New York (December 17, 2009, 4:18 PM EST) -- Hours before President Barack Obama departed for the climate change talks in Copenhagen, U.S. Senate Republicans said they would try to derail any agreement the U.S. reaches at the summit.

At a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and others warned that Obama has no authority to bind the U.S. to any agreement at the summit and maintained that only the Senate has the power to ratify an international treaty.

“Our purpose here is to remind the president and...
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