Senate To Vote On The Legislative Vehicle For The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015
The Senate is expected to vote on the legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (H.R. 1191) as early as Thursday, May 7, 2015. The bipartisan bill authored by US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R) along with US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D) and US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R) is being touted as the derailment of President Obama's plan to trample congressional perrogatives en route to a calamitous “deal” that would facilitate jihadist Iran's nuclear-weapons ambitions.
The bill allows President Barack Obama to end sanctions against Iran without political consequence. The treaty provision of the Constitution would be rewritten by this measure. The Constitution allows the President to negotiate treaties and if two-thirds of the senators present concur the treaty is approved. The Founders believed that leaving such decisions to a single person or a single body was not responsible so they called for a supermajority (67 votes).
Congress can review President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with the radical Islamist Iranian regime and can reject it with a 60-vote margin under the proposed legislation. However, President Obama then can veto it, and to overturn the veto it would take a 67-vote total. This measure explicitly demands 67 votes to stop President Obama instead of requiring two-thirds of the senators present to approve. To undo what President Obama has done, 67 votes would be required to override a Presidential veto. The bill would require a supermajority to override the President instead of a supermajority to approve a treaty. Once again the GOP-led Senate is legitimizing President Obama's lawless power grab. And a nuclear Iran would be a threat to Israel, the United States, and to nations of the world that oppose their hegemonic agenda.
What Can You Do?
Urge your senators to NOT SUPPORT the legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (H.R. 1191)
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The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator (last name):
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