Votes to ensure Congress has a say on behalf of the American people about any final deal with Iran
Posted on May 7, 2015
“Iran should not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon, and I commend Senator Corker for his efforts to ensure that Congress has the ability to review, and reject if necessary, any agreement made by this Administration with Iran’s leaders.”– Lamar Alexander
WASHINGTON, May 7, 2015 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today voted in support of bipartisan legislation introduced by Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) that would require Congress to review – and if necessary, reject – any final deal the Obama administration makes with Iran.
“Iran should not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon, and I commend Senator Corker for his efforts to ensure that Congress has the ability to review, and reject if necessary, any agreement made by this Administration with Iran’s leaders,” Alexander said. “I cosponsored and voted for Sen. Corker’s legislation because it will ensure that Congress has a chance, on behalf of the American people, to review any final agreement with Iran.”
The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 prevents the president from waiving sanctions on Iran or negotiating a final deal before Congress has a chance to vote on the agreement. Key provisions of the bill include: requiring the president to submit to Congress the full agreement; prohibiting the president from waiving sanctions on Iran while Congress is reviewing the agreement; giving Congress the ability to enact a joint resolution to prevent the president from waiving or suspending sanctions; requiring the president every 90 days to confirm that Iran is complying with the agreement; and requiring Iran to submit to more reporting requirements.
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