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Usha

Am I understanding the Constitution correctly? Section II: "He (the President) shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;"

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Harish Kumar


http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charter... 

So, if I understand that, the President has to get 66 Senators to agree with the treaty. 

Shouldn't it be the President's job to get 66 Senators to vote for the treaty, and if he can't get 66, the treaty goes nowhere? 

And the House doesn't even have a say in it. 

But according to this news story, this is the deal: 

"Under the terms of legislation passed in May, Congress has 60 days to scrutinize the accord between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany, and then to vote to accept or reject it — or to do nothing. The president can veto any resolution of disapproval. Congress needs a two-thirds majority in each house to override the veto, so to put the deal into force, Mr. Obama only needs one-third of one of the houses to stand with him." 

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