I knew Tennessee U.S. Sen. Bob Corker when he was Chattanooga’s mayor, and I served with Bob Menendez after he was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2006.
Today, Sen. Corker serves as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and he, along with Sen. Menendez, ranking member of the committee, have co-authored S.2650 — a bill that provides “… for congressional review of agreements relating to Iran’s nuclear program, and for other purposes.”
Recently, Sen. Corker had this to say about his legislation: “The bill is crafted in such a way to be judicious and to cause the Senate and House to appropriately weigh in on a very important issue. It’s not crafted in any way as a ‘gotcha’ bill.”
In a day and age of hyperpartisanship, it is comforting to see the leadership of Corker and Menendez responsibly shepherd a bill through the process without a lot of teeth grinding. Which, at this stage of negotiations between the president and Iran, is essential and necessary.