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Freedom Watch Sues to Stop Iran Deal

Despite agreement on both sides of the aisle that the Iran nuclear agreement is not a treaty, a conservative activist group filed suit to block the measure as unconstitutional.  

Freedom Watch announced the lawsuit  on Thursday, arguing that by approving the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, the Senate forfeited it's right to approve of a treaty's ratification by a two-thirds majority and changed the way treaties are ratified, who they are ratified by, and the required number of votes for approval.  

Bill Nelson to Have Prostate Cancer Surgery

Nelson plans to have surgery on Monday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Sen. Bill Nelson is scheduled to undergo surgery on July 13, after an early diagnosis of prostate cancer.  

"I’ve been blessed with good health, which has allowed me the great privilege of public service — and I look forward to continuing serving our country and Florida," the Democratic lawmaker said in a statement.  

Democratic Senator: Restrict Africa Visas Due to Ebola

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A Senate Democrat is joining the chorus of calls for travel restrictions from African countries with Ebola outbreaks.  

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., is calling for the Obama administration to consider stopping unnecessary travel, such as that not related to providing humanitarian aid. Nelson said he thought this could be done through travel visas in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.