April 15, 2015

Senate panel OKs compromise bill on Iran

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

A Senate committee unanimously adopted a bill Tuesday that would give Congress a vote on any nuclear deal with Iran, adding a new hurdle to the Obama administration’s effort to complete a binding agreement with Tehran by this summer.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted, 19 to 0, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the chairman, and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.), the ranking minority member, agreed to water down some provisions that the White House had most disliked.

President Obama withdrew his threat to veto the bill after it became clear the compromise measure had overwhelming support from Democrats as well as Republicans. It is expected to easily pass the Senate this month unless new amendments from GOP critics undermine the bipartisan support it now has.

Read the full article at The Los Angeles Times.

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...