September 8, 2015

NOT WITH A BANG...:

Iran Nuke Deal Could Pass Without a Senate Vote (Eric Pianin and Martin Matishak, The Fiscal Times)

A bipartisan deal worked out early this year gave Congress the authority to review and reject the final nuclear deal if it chooses. As written, the law gave congress up to 60 days to review the details of the agreement and then introduce a resolution of approval or disapproval.

That left Obama with the option of vetoing the resolution - and making it stick if he could round up at least 34 votes to prevent a two-thirds override in the Senate. It also left open the possibility - not seen as likely at the time - that the Democrats could actually filibuster the resolution--and keep it from ever being brought up.

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