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July 27, 2015 9:30 am

House Democrats Claim to Have Enough Votes to Sustain Obama Veto of Nuclear Deal Override

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Congress has 60 days to review the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Congress has 60 days to review the Iran nuclear deal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Three days before world leaders formally unveiled an interim deal in early 2014 to slow the growth of Iran’s nuclear program, two House Democrats quietly met to start discussing how they could sell a final accord — if it ever came to fruition — to a skeptical Congress.

It was Jan. 9, 2014, and Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett and North Carolina Rep. David Price knew that without a sustained campaign from allies in Congress, it would be tough for President Barack Obama to persuade lawmakers to support the agreement over the strong objections of pro-Israel groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Read full story at Politico.

 

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