McConnell Calls for Senate Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor calling for Senators to pass the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act:
“The Senate is now nearing completion of the bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. This is a bipartisan bill based on an important principle: that the American people, through the Congress they elect, deserve a say on one of the most important issues of our time.
“It would require that any agreement reached with Iran be submitted to Congress for review.
“It would require that Congress be given time to hold hearings, and to take a vote to approve or disprove of the agreement before congressional sanctions could be lifted.
“And it would give Congress more power to rapidly re-impose sanctions if Iran does cheat.
Many wish the bill was even stronger. I don’t disagree with them.
“But this is legislation worthy of our support. It offers the best chance to provide the American people, and the Congress they elect, with power to weigh in on a vital issue. And we will pursue other opportunities to address Iran’s full-spectrum campaign to increase its sphere of influence in the broader Middle East too.
“I look forward to Senators of both parties coming together to pass the bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act soon.”
Related Issues: Iran, Restoring the Senate, Iran Nuclear Deal, National Security