#WhiteHouse Relents on #IranBill as #Democrats Side with #Republicans!


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White House Relents on Iran Bill as Democrats Side with Republicans ~ JOHN HUDSON, The Cable, FOREIGN POLICY, APRIL 14, 2015.

White House Relents on Iran Bill as Democrats Side with Republicans

Despite weeks of White House opposition, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee struck a deal Tuesday with senior Senate Democrats that would let Congress block President Barack Obama’s potential nuclear accord with Iran.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama could support the Senate compromise, even though the administration remains concerned that it could scuttle a final nuclear deal while delicate negotiations are ongoing.

The new bipartisan legislation came hours ahead of a committee vote on an earlier measure that would have prevented the White House from lifting sanctions for 60 days while lawmakers consider giving final approval to the historic, if still tentative, nuclear agreement.

Instead, the compromise bill would shorten the length of the review period from 60 days to 30 days, a key demand…

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