Apr 14 2015

Committee Passes Graham-Authored Legislation on Iran Nuclear Agreement

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today praised the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for passing legislation he co-authored, S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (Corker-Menendez-Graham). The legislation, which passed the committee unanimously by a 19-0 vote, will now move to the Senate for full consideration.

“I’m extremely pleased with the committee’s unanimous vote in favor of our legislation. Given the different interpretations of the framework offered by the Iranians and Obama Administration, it’s imperative any final deal involving the Iranian nuclear program be reviewed by Congress.

“We need to ensure when the final agreement is brought forward all the ‘i’s’ are dotted and ‘t’s’ are crossed. The Iranians cannot and should not be trusted.

“The overwhelming vote in committee is a testament to the body’s commitment to coming together and demanding we have a say in lifting economic sanctions Congress created. I appreciate the work of Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) in pushing this legislation through committee.

“This is one of the most significant foreign policy decisions our nation has faced in decades, and I’m very pleased my colleagues on both sides of the aisle voted in favor of Congress' right to review this deal.”