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Thursday, May 7, 2015
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Isakson Statement on Senate Passage of Measure Requiring Congressional Review of Iran Nuclear Agreement
‘A nuclear-armed Iran is a danger not just to the Middle East but to the peace and security of the entire world’
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement on the Senate’s overwhelming bipartisan approval of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615):
“This is the single-most important vote any member of this Senate is going to take in a long, long time,” said Isakson, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “A nuclear-armed Iran is a danger not just to the Middle East but to the peace and security of the entire world. Giving the Senate and the House oversight on this agreement is absolutely essential to the American people so they know that they have oversight. We are the eyes, the ears and the conscience of the people we represent.”
The legislation, which requires the president to submit a final deal with Iran to Congress before reducing or removing sanctions imposed on Iran, passed the Senate earlier today by a vote of 98-1. It will now be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Last week, Isakson urged his Senate colleagues to act swiftly to approve this measure. View Isakson’s remarks on the Senate floor here.
OFFICE OF UNITED STATES SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON
131 Russell Senate Office Building | Washington, DC 20510
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