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    Senate Easily Passes Iran Nuclear Bill

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us...publicans.html

    WASHINGTON — A bill that would give Congress a voice in any nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran passed the Senate overwhelmingly on Thursday afternoon.

    The measure, which was approved 98 to 1, withstood months of tense negotiations, White House resistance, the indictment of one of its sponsors and a massive partisan kerfuffle over a speech to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just as an accord was coming together. The lone vote against the bill was cast by Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas.

    Republican infighting prevented a debate of significant amendments to the bill, leaving some members deeply unhappy that they were unable to weigh in further on a matter that many said was the most significant of their careers. But in the end, a bipartisan accord that seemed nearly impossible in the upper chamber just a few months ago came together by a convincing margin.
    How about some bipartisanship? The one? Mr. Tom Cotton. really?
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    Re: Senate Easily Passes Iran Nuclear Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/08/us...publicans.html



    How about some bipartisanship? The one? Mr. Tom Cotton. really?
    Now we will see if Boehner has the same control of his congregation as McConnel does in the Senate. I will be pleasantly surprised if he does.

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    Veto?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Now we will see if Boehner has the same control of his congregation as McConnel does in the Senate. I will be pleasantly surprised if he does.
    What do you mean has the same Control.....the bill will pass the House.


    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement moments after the vote that the "goal is to stop a bad agreement that could pave the way to a nuclear-armed Iran, set off a regional nuclear arms race, and strengthen and legitimize the government of Iran."

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the bill "offers the best chance for our constituents through the Congress they elect to weigh in on the White House negotiations with Iran.".....snip~

    Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by sookster View Post
    Veto?


    Nah, BO withdrew his threat once he saw it was 19-0 vote with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and all the Demos sided with the Repubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What do you mean has the same Control.....the bill will pass the House.


    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement moments after the vote that the "goal is to stop a bad agreement that could pave the way to a nuclear-armed Iran, set off a regional nuclear arms race, and strengthen and legitimize the government of Iran."

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the bill "offers the best chance for our constituents through the Congress they elect to weigh in on the White House negotiations with Iran.".....snip~

    Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal
    I hope you are right. We need a good deal with Iran and passage of this bill will assure that Congress won't be able to block it. It will take a 2/3rds majority to block the agreement when this passes and is signed. That leaves the chickenhawks SOL.

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    Re: Senate Easily Passes Iran Nuclear Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    I hope you are right. We need a good deal with Iran and passage of this bill will assure that Congress won't be able to block it. It will take a 2/3rds majority to block the agreement when this passes and is signed. That leaves the chickenhawks SOL.


    The legislation would bar Obama from waiving congressional sanctions for at least 30 days while lawmakers examine any final deal. The bill would stipulate that if senators disapprove of the deal, Obama would lose his current power to waive certain economic penalties Congress has imposed on Iran.....snip~



    Not really.....and once all on the Senate Foreign Relations Committees all vote against any bad deal. BO's only chance to block will be the House. Which he can't afford to have any Demos cross over. How many will stick knowing all the top 8 are against any bad deal.

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    Anyone else find it funny that the one dissenter is Tom Cotton?
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    How about Iran release our Marine.

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