Obama, Congress Reach Deal on Iran Deal Approval Scheme

Posted April 15, 2015 at 5:20am

“A Senate committee voted unanimously Tuesday to give Congress the power to review a potential Iran nuclear deal after a June 30 negotiating deadline,” The Washington Post reports, “in a compromise with the White House that allows President Obama to avoid possible legislative disapproval of the pact before it can be completed.”  

“It would give Congress at least 30 days to consider an agreement after it was signed, before Obama could waive or suspend any congressionally mandated sanctions against Iran. During that period, lawmakers could vote their disapproval of the agreement. Any such resolution would have to clear a relatively high bar to become law, requiring 60 votes to pass and 67, or two-thirds of the Senate, to override a presidential veto.”