Georgia’s Senators Seek Role in Iranian Nuke Deal; Rouhani and Obama Seek Limits on Congressional Role
From Macon Monitor staff reports
Georgia’s two U.S. senators, Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, on April 14, 2015 joined in co-sponsoring a bi-partisan bill that passed out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a vote of 19-0. Both of Georgia’s senators sit on that committee. The bill awaits full Senate consideration in the coming weeks. President Obama has indicated increasing enthusiasm for the bill, and is expected to sign it.
If passed as expected, the bill would mean that the Obama administration can suspend economic sanctions that Congress previously passed against Iran if, within 30 days of the nuclear deal’s finalization, Congress does not pass another sanctions resolution. After possible passage of a new sanctions resolution, the President would then have 12 days to decide whether to veto it, after which Congress would have 10 days to override the veto — but only on the basis of a two-thirds vote.
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