July 15, 2012
As the Obama administration continues to engage in negotiations on two controversial U.N. treaties, more Republicans have now gone on the record to oppose the measures that critics say will encroach upon U.S. sovereignty.
On Friday U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., added his name to the growing list of Republican senators who oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).
The office of U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, also announced that the senator would oppose LOST. Five of the original 20 Republican senators who were listed in May as undecided or had announced support for LOST have declared their opposition to the treaty.
At least two more Republican senators are needed to oppose the treaty in order to insure its failure in a vote on the Senate floor, assuming that all 53 Democrats vote in favor.