Treaty Clause Law and Legal Definition

Treaty clause refers to a clause in the U.S. Constitution that empowers the President of the U.S. to enter into treaties with other countries. The President can enter into treaty in accordance with the treaty clause, only after obtaining the consent of a supermajority of the U.S. Senate. This clause is referred under USCS Const. Art. II, § 2, Cl 2 of the U.S. Constitution. This provision reads as:

“He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments”.