Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Votes to Limit Obama Role on Iran Deal

May 14, 2015
Press Release

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today voted to ensure Congress has a strong role in overseeing and limiting the President's authority in negotiating an Iran nuclear deal.  The bill, H.R. 1191, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act would prevent the president from unilaterally lifting sanctions on Iran if Congress votes to disapprove a final nuclear deal with Iran. The House passed H.R. 1191 by a vote of 400-25. The Senate previously passed the same bill by a vote of 98-1. It now heads to the president for his signature.

"Iran has repeatedly demonstrated their commitment to securing nuclear weapons and they must be stopped," Rep. Pete Olson said.  "Just today, Iran fired shots at a Singapore commercial vehicle in the Persian Gulf. I remain unconvinced the agreement being negotiated between the President and Iran is in our nation's best interests - and I am not alone. With overwhelming bipartisan and bicameral support, Congress has asserted our authority in this process and will exercise our constitutional oversight by reviewing any potential deal the president cuts with Iran and opposing it if we find it lacking."




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