Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

On May 22, 2015, the president signed the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 into law. The bill was authored by Senator Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and requires congressional review of any final nuclear agreement with Iran before the president can waive sanctions imposed by Congress. The bill passed the Senate 98 to 1 and the House of Representatives 400 to 25. 

As negotiators from the P5+1 nations and Iran attempt to meet a June 30 deadline for a final agreement, the committee is holding a series of briefings and hearings this month to prepare members for congressional review of a final deal if one is reached. 

“After more than a year of bipartisan work and a veto threat from the White House, I am pleased to see this bill become law so that any final nuclear agreement with Iran will have to go through Congress where the American people will have a say and lawmakers will have a vote,” said Corker. “I appreciate the strong bipartisan support for this effort that demonstrates Congress’s determination to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. With the role of Congress now guaranteed, the administration must address the many significant concerns raised by Congress, and our negotiators should take advantage of the added leverage to force further concessions from the Iranians so that any agreement reached is verifiable, enforceable and can assure the American people Iran will not be able to develop a nuclear weapon.” 

The legislation was coauthored by Senators Corker, Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.). Cosponsors of the bill include Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Bill Nelson (D- Fla.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Angus King (I-Maine), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Mark Warner (R-Va.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), David Vitter (R-La.), Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

VIDEOS

Corker Discusses Iran Talks on CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Corker Holds Hearing on Implications of Iran Nuclear Deal for U.S. Interests in the Middle East

Corker: Iran Never Thought President Obama Would Use Military Option to Halt Nuclear Program

Corker Delivers Remarks on Senate Passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

Corker Anticipates Passage of Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

Corker on Fox News: Iran Thinks It Can Get a Better Deal Without Congress Reviewing a Final Nuclear Agreement

Corker Opens Senate Debate on Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

Corker on CNN: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act Restricts Obama’s “Free Hand” to Implement Final Deal

Corker Discusses Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act on FOX News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor"

Corker Delivers Opening Statement at Senate Foreign Relations Business Meeting to Consider Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

Corker Discusses Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act on Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom"

Corker Discusses Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act on MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

Corker Discusses Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act on Bloomberg

Corker Discusses Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act on CNN

Corker: Discrepancies Over Political Framework with Iran Highlight Need for Congressional Review

Corker: We Are Going to Pass Bill Giving Congress Ability to Weigh in on Iran Nuclear Deal

Corker: “Strong Bipartisan Consensus” that Congress Should Review Any Final Nuclear Deal with Iran

Corker: Congress Must Weigh in on any Final Nuclear Deal with Iran