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Iran Review Legislation Unanimously Moves through Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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It is essential that Congress be allowed to review any agreement the Obama Administration makes with Iran regarding that country’s nuclear weapons program. Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee took a strong step forward toward congressional review by unanimously adopting the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, S. 615.

This bipartisan step parallels the desire of the American people. The Pew Research Center found that 62 percent of respondents believe that Congress should have final authority in approving any agreement made between the U.S. and Iran.

Senators Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) should be commended for authoring and moving this crucial bill forward. As a result of the committee’s strong show of unity, President Obama relented on his previous threat to veto the bill.

The next step is for S. 615 to come before the full Senate. When it does, CWALAC will be urging all senators to vote in favor of the bill.

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