S.Res. 99 (112th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the primary safeguard for the well-being and protection of children is the family, and that the primary safeguards for the legal rights of children in the United States are the Constitutions of the United States and the several States, and that, because the use of international treaties to govern policy in the United States on families and children is contrary to principles of self-government and federalism, and that, because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child undermines traditional principles of law in the United States regarding parents and children, the President should not transmit the Convention to the Senate for its advice and consent.


Mar 10, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jim DeMint

Senator from South Carolina



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3/10/2011--Introduced.Expresses the sense of the Senate that:(1) the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is incompatible with the Constitution, the laws, and the traditions of the United ... Read more >

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Mar 10, 2011

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This is a Senate simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.Res.” in “S.Res. 99”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


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Related Bills
S.Res. 519 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 10, 2010

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