Republicans have expressed concern over the treaty, saying they don’t want international treaties writing U.S. law. But advocates for the treaty have said it’s based on the American Disabilities Act, granting people with disabilities equal rights, meaning U.S. law already follows the treaty.
Reid also said the Senate would proceed to S.676, a bill to amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian tribes, sometimes called the “Carcieri Fix,” on Wednesday.
Reid said if cloture is not invoked on the motion to proceed to the "Carcieri Fix" bill Wednesday, he’d continue to work with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl LevinCarl LevinObama to preserve torture report in presidential papers 'Nuclear option' for Supreme Court nominees will damage Senate McCain's Supreme Court strategy leads to nuclear Senate MORE (D-Mich.) and ranking member Sen. John McCainJohn McCainHillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration Tillerson met with top State official: report McCain ‘very concerned’ about Tillerson MORE (R-Ariz.) on an agreement to move forward on the defense authorization bill, S. 3254.
Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulDems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts Trump team prepares dramatic cuts Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy MORE (R-Ky.) is filibustering the defense bill, which would set defense policy and authorize more than $600 billion in Pentagon spending, until he gets a vote on his amendment limiting indefinite detention.