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Sat Feb 28, 2015, 07:48 PM

Bill introduced to require congressional approval of any diplomatic agreement with Iran

Obama vows veto of new Senate legislation ensuring vote on Iran deal\

Four senators have introduced a bill that would grant Congress the opportunity to approve, or disapprove, of a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran negotiated by the Obama administration. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 was introduced on Friday by Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and ranking member Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), as well as Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Tim Kaine (D-Virginia).

Their move was immediately criticized by the White House. US President Barack Obama will veto all legislation on Iran so long as negotiations are under way, one spokesman told The Jerusalem Post.

The bill would require Obama submit to Congress the text of a final agreement as well as evidence of Iran's compliance to the deal, and prohibits him from "suspending, waiving or otherwise reducing" congressional sanctions for sixty days. At that point in time, Congress would vote on a joint resolution of approval or disapproval of the deal. Should Congress vote against the agreement, and should the president veto that resolution, the legislature would vote a second time with the potential to override his veto with a two-thirds majority.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is preparing to open its annual conference on Sunday and to host Netanyahu the following day, will fight for the bill, one official said.

http://www.jpost.com/International/Obama-to-veto-new-Senate-legislation-ensuring-vote-on-Iran-deal-392509

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pampango Feb 2015 OP
1StrongBlackMan Feb 2015 #1
Panich52 Feb 2015 #8
pscot Feb 2015 #2
Fred Sanders Feb 2015 #3
Egnever Feb 2015 #4
GuntherGebelWilliams Feb 2015 #5
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2015 #6
malokvale77 Feb 2015 #7

Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 07:56 PM

1. Perhaps republicans should ...

 

re-read that constitution that they claim to love ...I'm pretty certain there is a section that addresses this.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:39 PM

8. Yep. Same section that makes their KXL approval bill unconstitutional

And required Boehner to follow protocol in inviting Bibi.

And the Repubs claim to so favor separation of powers...

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 08:02 PM

2. Menendez is such a snake

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 08:49 PM

3. Bibi's American media buddies and his political pals are strewing Bib's re-election approaches with flowers.....

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 08:53 PM

4. Woot yet another dumb bill from this congress.

 

Like the president would ever sign that. No president would ever sign that bill as it would weaken the power of the administrative branch and presidents never do that.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 09:14 PM

5. The Senate already ratifies a treaty

 

The Constitution provides that the president "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur" (Article II, section 2).


Which is precisely why Obama is going for a diplomatic agreement, He can do that on his own without getting all tangled up with the Senate.

You know damned well the GOoPers wouldn't say a thing if it was one of their own doing a bit of an end around.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 09:28 PM

6. The Democrats supporting the bill are doing so because....???

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 09:56 PM

7. "The Democrats supporting the bill are doing so because....???"

The fucking Reaganites have taken over our Party.

That is my opinion anyway.

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