A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill on Friday afternoon that would allow Congress to weigh in on any nuclear deal the Obama administration reaches with Iran.
The bill would require President Obama to submit the text of any agreement to Congress and prohibit the White House from lifting any sanctions for 60 days, during which Congress could debate the deal.
“There are few national security priorities for our country more important than preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and any agreement that seeks to do this must include Congress having a say on the front end,” Foreign Relations Committee Chariman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), one of the bill’s cosponsors, said in a statement.
The measure, dubbed the “Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015,” was introduced by Corker and Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the committee ranking member; Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); and Tim Kaine (D-Va.).