Dems filibuster Iran vote

THE HILL
by Alexander Bolton
September 10, 2015

Senate Democrats held ranks Thursday and blocked a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal, handing President Obama a major political victory. Only a few months earlier, some Senate opponents of the deal predicted they would be able to muster 67 votes to override a presidential veto. They fell far short of their goal this week in a 58-42 vote. Sixty votes were necessary to move forward. Republicans refused to concede defeat, however, and said they would force Democrats to vote on Iran again next week. “It will be all Iran next week,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said before the vote. “There are going to be more votes,” he told reporters. “There will be other opportunities for people to change their mind next week, hopefully after they hear from their constituents.” READ MORE

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