Saturday, October 23rd | 18 Heshvan 5782

Subscribe
April 7, 2015 12:26 pm
1

Sen. Schumer Defies Obama and Backs Iran Nuclear Review Bill

avatar by JNS.org

Senator Chuck Schumer backs a bill that will allow Congressional review of a nuclear deal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has broken with President Barack Obama and says he will back a bill that will allow Congress to review the Iran nuclear framework deal announced last week.

“This is a very serious issue that deserves careful consideration, and I expect to have a classified briefing in the near future. I strongly believe Congress should have the right to disapprove any agreement and I support the Corker bill which would allow that to occur,” Schumer told Politico.

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 was introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). The bill requires President Obama to submit the Iran final agreement to Congress for review while prohibiting the president from easing sanctions for 60 days.

Related coverage

October 2, 2021 11:19 am

Pandemic Deaths Eclipse 700,000 in US

i24 News – The death toll from Covid-19 in the United States surpassed 700,000 on Friday, according to figures from...

The White House has said that it would likely veto the bill. However, efforts are under way to achieve a two-thirds majority in the senate to override a presidential veto.

According to Politico, at least a dozen Democratic senators have either co-sponsored the bill or indicated they could support it, putting the bill one vote shy of a veto-proof majority.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.