Gibbs, House Passes Bill to Review Iran Nuclear Deal
WASHINGTON, DC - On Thursday May 14th, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. H.R. 1191 reinforces the role that Congress plays in the enforcement and potential relief of sanctions imposed on Iran, reviews any potential agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, and requires the President and Secretary of State to keep Congress informed on Iran’s compliance with any agreement that may be reached.
Shortly after passage, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following quote:
“The Obama Administration must take seriously the role Congress plays in enforcing or lifting economic sanctions. Iran is the largest state sponsor of terror, has a history of human rights abuses, and is a constant threat to our ally Israel. Congress must review any agreement and monitor Iran’s compliance. H.R. 1191 will ensure that President Obama does not have unilateral authority to relieve Iran of sanctions imposed by Congress.”
The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 requires the President to notify Congress of the text of an agreement and certify that an agreement is not a national security risk. This bill also ensures any nuclear activity undertaken by Iran will not be used for military or explosives purposes and research.
The Senate passed H.R. 1191 on May 7th.