The would curb Iran’s nuclear program in trade for aid from crippling sanctions which have undercut Tehran’s financial system. Marco Rubio (R-FL), for example, proposed an amendment to the controversial Corker bill that would have required Iran to recognize Israel as part of any nuclear deal.
Welch said if there were a substantial violation by Iran, the sanctions lifted by the agreement would resume.
While the Senate has not been able to block the Iran deal yet, I remain committed to doing everything I can in the House to halt this flawed deal.
But there is no such optimism on the nuclear agreement with Iran, which only about half wanted to see approved. It would also limit its nuclear facilities for the next 10 to 15 years, reduce centrifuges that are the vehicle to enrich uranium and plutonium and decrease its stores of enriched uranium to less than 4 percent of its current stockpile. So just like Obamacare, that Democrats approved without ever reading it, the Iran Nuclear deal will be approved without anyone reading it. As Abraham D. Sofaer, former Legal Adviser to Secretaries of State George P. Shultz and James Baker, advised the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a program of increased pressure on Iran, combined with a broader-purposed, more effective diplomacy, should be devised to force Iran to accept established norms of global conduct. Instead, the top-right headline in capital letters read “DEMOCRATS HAND VICTORY TO OBAMA ON PACT WITH IRAN”. The verification process also worries some critics.
“If Democrats share the President’s determination to “win ugly” on this important issue, then they have sufficient numbers to do that”, said Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican.
“I believe Congress owes the American people a final up or down vote“, McConnell said.
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, another Democratic opponent of Obama’s nuclear deal, said he was still studying the proposal. The instant historians who will slap an A grade on his presidency the moment his successor takes office will make sure of that. “A better deal is possible, and the American people should accept nothing less”.
In fact, the only real debate in the Senate came on precisely what the chamber was going to vote on – and here is where the belief that our politics are dysfunctional comes from.
The Senate is expected to take a procedural vote Thursday on an amendment to the resolution of disapproval from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Remember, even as we’re still arguing over whether to even have a vote Iran’s maximum leader is calling for “Death to Israel” and continuing to call the United States the “the Great Satan”. The review period allowed for congressional “approval, disapproval or no action on statutory sanctions relief under an agreement“.