Reportedly, that proposal may include restrictions on Iran that would lead to an economic embargo against the country, with exceptions for food, medicine and other humanitarian provisions. The White House would likely oppose that effort, setting up a tough test on the Senate floor.
Lieberman and a separate group of senators are working on sense of the Senate language regarding what he called “the parameters of a possible negotiated agreement with Iran” given that the Obama administration appears to be entertaining a renewed effort at negotiating with the country’s government.
“We think we have an opportunity, responsibility, before the end of this year to talk about what the limits of that are,” Lieberman said.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.