Kansas Senator Jerry Moran on Omnibus: No Funds — None — Can be Spent to Implement U.N. Arms Trade Treaty
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, spoke today about how the Omnibus appropriations bill will prevent the implementation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by prohibiting any funding of the treaty unless it is ratified by the U.S. Senate. Sen. Moran leads the bipartisan opposition of at least 50 U.S. Senators to the U.N. ATT in the Senate. On numerous occasions, the group has reiterating to President Obama that the Senate overwhelmingly opposes ratification and will not be bound by its obligations. Sen. Moran’s remarks were made at the weekly Senate Republican Leadership Press Conference.
The Omnibus appropriations bill includes specific language in Section 7075 stating, “None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be obligated or expended to implement the Arms Trade Treaty until the Senate approves a resolution of ratification for the Treaty.”