WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, issued the following statement on the House of Representatives votes on the Iran nuclear deal.
“This week, the House took decisive steps to demonstrate the will of Congress and the people we represent regarding the Iran Deal. First, the House passed a resolution stating that the Administration had not presented the full Iran deal (with all of the side deals) to Congress. The House then took a straight up or down vote on the deal itself. This bill failed, demonstrating that the deal does not have the support of the majority of members on both sides of the aisle. Lastly, the House voted to suspend the President’s authority to unilaterally waive sanctions, which Congress and the Administration imposed on Iran. The People’s House has spoken. I urge the President and the Senate to listen. Putting the wishes of the Ayatollah before the will of the House and the American people would be a historically reckless decision.”
Summary of House Action on Iran This Week:
H.R. 3461 – To Approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran. A vote for the bill would approve of the Iran nuclear deal. (FAILED)
H.R. 3460 – To suspend until January 21, 2017, the authority of the President to waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions pursuant to an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran. Suspends President’s ability to limit sanctions against Iran until Obama is out of office. (PASSED)
H. Res 411 – Finding that the President had not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by failing to send Congress the side deals negotiated in the nuclear talks with the P5+1. (PASSED)