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Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum in Nashua in 2011.Rick Santorum, a Pennsylvania Republican, served in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. Prior to that, he was elected to two terms in the U.S. House.Known as a strong social conservative, Santorum finished the 2012 GOP Presidential Primary as runner-up to Mitt Romney.Santorum announced his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on May 27th, 2015.

U.S. Senate Fails to Ratify Protections for People with Disabilities

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This week the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRDP) was narrowly rejectedon the Senate floor.  The treaty, negotiated during the Bush administration, has already been ratified by126 other nations—including China, Russia, and Iran. 

Leading the charge against the CRPD treaty, was former presidential candidate Rick Santorum along with Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah. Here to talk more about the treaty is Dana Milbank, opinion writer for the Washington Post, who wrote in favor of signing the treatylast week.

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