Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:09
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee could vote as soon as next week on a bill requiring U.S. President to submit any possible nuclear agreement with the Iranian regime for Congress’ approval, Senator Bob Corker, said on Monday.
President Obama has threatened to veto the bill, saying it could disrupt the nuclear talks.
The chairman Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Senator Corker told reporters at the US Senate that he planned to move ahead with the legislation in the committee next week.
Aides to Corker and the committee’s top Democrat, Senator Robert Menendez, said the panel had not yet settled on a specific date to debate and vote on the bill. Menendez must also agree on a date for the panel to consider the legislation.
The Foreign Relations panel must approve the bill before it can be considered by the full Senate. The full-Senate vote is unlikely to take place before mid-April because next week is the last opportunity before lawmakers leave Washington for a two-week recess.
The measure would also have to be approved by the House of Representatives to be sent to the White House for Obama’s signature or veto. It would need the support of two-thirds of both the Senate and House to overcome a veto.