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 LevinFight for taxpayers draws fire Gun debate shows value of the filibuster House won't vote on Navy ship-naming restrictions MORE (D-Mich.) and ranking member Sen. John McCainJohn McCainReport: Prominent neoconservative to fundraise for Clinton McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns No reason why women shouldn't be drafted MORE (R-Ariz.) on an agreement to move forward on the defense authorization bill, S. 3254.
Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulRepublicans question Trump's trip to Scotland Hate TV customer service? So does your senator Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers 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.