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Kaine Statement On Iran Floor Procedure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations & Armed Services Committees and co-author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, released the following statement today on Congress’ upcoming debate and vote on the Iran nuclear deal:

"I was the co-author of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act under which Congress is considering the international agreement to prohibit Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The bipartisan bill - to give Congress a deliberate and constructive review of the final nuclear agreement with Iran - was drafted so that 60 votes would be required in the Senate to pass either a motion of approval or a motion of disapproval.‎  We should follow the procedure that was explicitly discussed and agreed to when we voted on this act, which passed the Senate 98 to 1.”