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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 10:52 PM

52. An "Act" vs. a "Plan"??? Where does this terminology come from?

Do you mean a treaty vs. legislation? A treaty requires ratification by two thirds of the Senate only. Legislation requires a simple majority of of both houses and the president's signature.

Getting a simple majority in both houses might be a lot harder than a super majority of the Senate, depending on the circumstances.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_Clause

In the United States, the term "treaty" is used in a more restricted legal sense than in international law. U.S. law distinguishes what it calls treaties from congressional-executive agreements and sole-executive agreements. All three classes are considered treaties under international law; they are distinct only from the perspective of internal United States law. The distinctions are primarily concerning their method of ratification: by two-thirds of the Senate, by normal legislative process, or by the President alone, respectively. The Treaty Clause also has a somewhat different impact on domestic U.S. law, as compared to congressional-executive agreements and sole executive agreements.

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