Obama, Durbin hit the magic number on Iran nuke deal

CRAINS NEWS
by Greg Hinz
September 2, 2015

With an assist from home-state Sen. Dick Durbin, President Barack Obama today reeled in a huge foreign policy victory, securing enough votes in the Senate to ensure that his Iran nuclear agreement will go into effect. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., became the 34th Senate Democrat to say she would support the highly controversial treaty. That means that even if the Senate approves a motion of disapproval, Obama will be able to veto it and have his veto sustained, allowing the agreement to take effect. Durbin has been in charge of lining up votes for the agreement, with other senior Democrats staying out of the fray or opposed to passage. In an interview yesterday,,he had expressed optimism that he would line up the crucial 34th vote “by Labor Day.” READ MORE

This entry was posted in Israel & Middle East, Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.