Inhofe declares 'Law of the Sea' treaty dead in the Senate

Inhofe was referring to a letter from 31 Republicans saying they oppose the Law of the Sea treaty, which opponents say would cede control over the oceans to the UN, possibly threatening U.S. military operations.

Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) sent in their own letter, and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is also against it. That makes 34 senators opposed, and 66 at most in favor, short of the 67 needed.

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