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Thursday, May 7, 2015

For the last few months, Obama has been gloating about his ridiculous nuclear deal with Iran that he calls “historic.” Unfortunately for him, this deal was dealt a devastating blow on Thursday from the Senate that Obama loves to ignore.

According to The Blaze, the Senate has passed the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which will allow Congress to take a formal role in reviewing the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran. This will make it nearly impossible for Obama to strike the kind of weak deal he was hoping for with the Muslim nation.

This bill was passed in the senate by a vote of 98 to 1, with the lone vote against it coming from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). The vote came after weeks of tension between Obama and the Senate, as the president made it clear he did not want them to have any say in the deal. Unfortunately for him, members of both parties were enraged that they were being marginalized, so they took action.

Even so, Obama still has a lot of control over the deal. The bill allows congress to pass a resolution of disapproval if they don’t like the terms of the deal. Though this resolution could pass through both the House and the Senate, it may still be vetoed by Obama.

A two-thirds majority would be needed to override the veto, and that seems unlikely. In an effort to combat this, Republicans like Ted Cruz have proposed that the deal should only go through if congress affirmatively approves it.

“All this amendment does is ensure that the burden is on President Obama to persuade Congress and the American people that the deal is a good one, or at a very minimum is not a terrible threat to the national security of the United States of America,” Cruz said on Wednesday.

The House will be considering this bill as early as next week. We’ll update you further as this story develops.

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