Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Vote on Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act
JNS.org – On April 14, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, which would require the Obama administration to submit the final nuclear deal with Iran to Congress for review and approval.
“We cannot forget that Iran is pursuing a full-spectrum campaign to expand its sphere of influence in the greater Middle East,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in a statement on Monday.
“The administration needs to explain to the Congress and the American people why an interim agreement should result in reduced pressure on the world’s leading state sponsor of terror,” he said.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) also said on Fox News Sunday that “it’s very important that Congress is in the middle of this, understanding, teasing out, asking those important questions.”
If approved by the Foreign Relations Committee, 67 senators will need to vote for the bill to prevent a veto by the president. Corker has indicated he is confident that the bill would receive support from as many as 65 senators, which would place the final outcome in the hands of only a few senators.