According to The Huffington Post, there is a new bill in Congress (sponsored by Senator Bob Corker) that will enhance Congressional oversight of the nuclear deal with Iran. The bill is a headache and seems confusing and unnecessary.
Will the bill just get in the way of the peace deal?
Below are some aspects of the bill, according to The Huffington Post:
1. The bill would require the president to submit the final agreement to Congress.
2. Congress will have up to 52 days to review the final agreement. During that time, the president is prohibited from waiving the congressional sanctions during the review period.
3. The 52-day review period is broken down as follows: There is an initial review period of 30 days to review and vote on sanctions relief. An additional 12 days are automatically added if Congress passes a bill and sends it to the president, and an additional 10 days on top of that if the president vetoes the legislation.
4. If the final deal is submitted late, after July 9, the review period reverts to 60 days.
5. The president is required to certify to Congress every 90 days that Iran is complying with the terms of the final agreement.
6. It also requires the president to make a series of detailed reports to Congress on a range of issues, including Iran’s nuclear program, its ballistic missiles work, and its support for terrorism globally, particularly against Americans and our allies. With this information, Congress will be able to determine the appropriate response in the event of Iran sponsoring an act of terrorism against Americans, state The Huffington Post.
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