2020_wmot_website_header.png
WMOT 89.5 | LISTENER-POWERED RADIO INDEPENDENT AMERICAN ROOTS
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Politics

Pres. Obama threatens veto of Corker bill

150414_corker_obama.jpg

 

 

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Congress is headed for another showdown with President Obama over a bill proposed by Tennessee Senator Bob Corker.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will Tuesday take up the Corker bill that would require President Barack Obama to give Congress a voice in any nuclear deal with Iran. Corker now heads the committee

“I’m very concerned about where we are. I think we’re headed to a place where we’re gonna lose leverage and not get much. We used to talk about dismantlement and now we’re talking about unplugging.”

Senators of both parties are considering more than 50 amendments to Corker’s bill. It would restrict Obama's ability to ease sanctions against Iran without congressional approval.

Obama has promised to veto the legislation.

Obama administration officials don't want Congress to take any action before a final deal could be reached in June.