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Rejected Treaties


DateTreaty-making CountrySubjectVote
1825_0309 Mar 9, 1825 Colombia Suppression of African Slave Trade Yeas=0; Nays=40
1836_0611 Jun 11, 1836 Switzerland Personal and property rights Yeas=14; Nays=23
1844_0608 Jun 8, 1844 Texas Annexation Yeas=16; Nays=35
1844_0615 Jun 15, 1844 German Zollverein Reciprocity Yeas=26; Nays=18
1860_0531 May 31, 1860 Mexico Transit and commercial rights Yeas=18; Nays=27
1860_0627 Jun 27, 1860 Spain Cuban Claims Commission First vote: Yeas=25; Nays=17
Second vote: Yeas=24; Nays=18
1869_0413 Apr 13, 1869 Great Britain Arbitration of claims Yeas=1; Nays=54
1870_0601 Jun 1, 1870 Hawaii Reciprocity Yeas=20; Nays=19
1870_0630 Jun 30, 1870 Dominican Republic Annexation Yeas=28; Nays=28
1883_0115 Jan 15, 1883;
1886_0420 Apr 20, 1886
Mexico Mining claims 1883_0115 Jan 15, 1883: Yeas=33; Nays=20
1886_0420 Apr 20, 1886: Yeas=32; Nays-26
1885_0129 Jan 29, 1885 Nicaragua Interoceanic canal Yeas=32; Nays=23
1888_0821 Aug 21, 1888 Great Britain Fishing rights Yeas=27; Nays=30
1889_0201 Feb 1,1889 Great Britain Extradition Yeas=15; Nays=38
1897_0505 May 5, 1897 Great Britain Arbitration Yeas=43; Nays=26
1919_1119 Nov 19, 1919;
1920_0319 Mar 19, 1920
Multilateral Treaty of Versailles 1919_1119 Nov 19,1919: Yeas=38; Nays=53
1920_0319 Mar 19, 1920: Yeas=49; Nays=35
1927_0118 Jan 18, 1927 Turkey Commercial rights Yeas=50; Nays=34
1934_0314 Mar 14, 1934 Canada St. Lawrence Seaway Yeas=46; Nays=42
1935_0129 Jan 29, 1935 Multilateral World Court Yeas=52; Nays=36
1960_0326 May 26, 19601 Multilateral Law of the Sea Convention Yeas=29; Nays=30
1983_0308 Mar 8, 19832 Multilateral Montreal Aviation Protocols Yeas=50; Nays=42
1999_0813 Oct 13, 1999 Multilateral Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Yeas=48; Nays=51
2012_1204 Dec 4, 2012 Multilateral Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Yeas=61; Nays=38

1 Approved on May 26, 1960, with vote of 77 to 4; vote immediately followed by motion to reconsider, and on second vote treaty was rejected 49 to 30; second motion to reconsider was introduced on May 27, 1960, but was not taken up; treaty remained on calendar of Committee on Foreign Relations until 2000, when it was returned to the president.

2 Rejected on March 8, 1983, with vote of 50 to 42; motion to reconsider was entered but not taken up; treaty remained on calendar of Committee on Foreign Relations until 1998, when it was returned to the president as part of the resolution of ratification for Montreal Protocol No. 4.