Appearance on the Senate Floor
December 04,2012


Dole made an appearance on the Senate floor to advocate ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Democratic Senator John Kerry explained: ‘Bob Dole is here because he wants to know that other countries will come to treat the disabled as we do.’ The Senate rejected the treaty by a vote of 61-38, less than the 66 required for ratification. Many Republican senators voted against the bill, fearing it would impact American sovereignty.