Roleset id: ratify.01 , to approve, Source: , vncls: , framnet: ratify.01: RATIFY-V NOTES: Frames file for 'ratify' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from ratify.01-v predicate notes)
Arg0-PAG: approver, agent
Arg1-PPT: entity ratified
Example: ratify-v: transitive
person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle
By 1987 , then-Speaker Jim Wright was discussing arms control in Moscow with Mikhail Gorbachev and then attempting [*-1] to direct the president , through an appropriations rider , [*-2]to treat the Soviets as though the Senate had ratified SALT II .
Arg0: the Senate
Arg1: SALT II
Example: ratify-v: all arguments
person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle
The broadcasters were , after all , documenting the game , ratifying its occurrence for millions outside the Stick .
Arg0: The broadcasters
Argm-dis: after all
Arg1: its occurrence
Arg2: for millions outside the Stick
When writing the Constitution, the framers expected the Senate to handle important issues, particularly the ratification of treaties, while the Executive would attend to matters of lesser consequence.
Arg1: of treaties