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senate Bill S. 615

Should Congress Have The Ultimate Power To Approve (Or Reject) The Iran Nuclear Deal?

Argument in favor

The President and Congress need to demonstrate unity in opposition to Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. Approving this bill would make that message clear.

John's Opinion
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04/22/2015
Congress represents the People of the Nation
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04/23/2015
Congress has the ultimate authority to authorize or reject treaties. This is a no brainier.
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ScottWalker's Opinion
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04/26/2015
"Republicans need to ensure that any deal President Obama reaches with Iran receives congressional review."
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Argument opposed

This legislation would undercut the President’s leverage in negotiating with Iran, and would make it less likely that any agreement is reached.

Deneiro's Opinion
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04/22/2015
This isn't a treaty this is a agreement between leaders. Deals like this has been done for years because Obama wants a deal don't give Republicans a right to deny him something he has power to do.
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natewhite's Opinion
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04/23/2015
Do people actually think that this will pass? Why would the president sign this?
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Jerry's Opinion
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04/22/2015
By allowing congress to approve or disapprove of this deal will ultimately kill it, then our only option is war. Until congress passes a law to pay for war with tax surcharges, we should have no more wars.
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    Congress represents the People of the Nation
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    This isn't a treaty this is a agreement between leaders. Deals like this has been done for years because Obama wants a deal don't give Republicans a right to deny him something he has power to do.
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    Congress has the ultimate authority to authorize or reject treaties. This is a no brainier.
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    "Republicans need to ensure that any deal President Obama reaches with Iran receives congressional review."
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    The proposed deal will have ramifications that will shape America's geopolitical future for decades to come. Nuclear proliferation (and potentially war, if the deal goes awry) is too vital an issue for any President to unilaterally come to such an agreement.
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    Since there is no reason to expect the Iranians to honor any agreement with the US or UN or our partners in these talks, the people's representatives should have the option to accept or reject any agreement.
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    Do people actually think that this will pass? Why would the president sign this?
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    By allowing congress to approve or disapprove of this deal will ultimately kill it, then our only option is war. Until congress passes a law to pay for war with tax surcharges, we should have no more wars.
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    All treaties have to be approved by the Senate. It's law, it's in the Constitution. There is no way around it.
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    POTUS can work a deal but Congress has to approve, not abdicate.
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    It is a treaty, read the Constitution, The Senate must approve in all cases.
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    The power of the people is expressed through the Congress and Senate we voted for. Not decided by only one person without questions.
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    Agreements with other nations is too important to be in the hand of a single person - the president. Congress should decide.
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    They can't agree that the sky is blue and global warming is real and manmade. So how could we POSSIBLY rely on them to vote on this?
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    The president needs to have the ability to act as commander in chief in this case and make a deal to keep Iran from using nuclear weapons without playing politics with congress.
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    According to our present law, the congress must approve international treaties.
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    Congress has all the power it needs in this matter. Why do we need to give it extra authority now, when no other congress has needed it in our history? Iran is many things, but they do not pose an existential threat to either the U.S. or our ally the State Of Israel. They are an inconvenient reality, nothing more. We could negotiate with Stalin. We could negotiate with Pinochet. We can negotiate with an Ayatollah.
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    Diplomacy is complex in nature and very delicate when it involves several parties as this deal and many others have. Undermining our own leverage while the US is sitting at the table does nothing productive for our diplomatic objectives. It also conveys a sense of mismanaged government that does not have the most fundamental levels of trust and respect for oneself - not the best image for a global leader to have. Bringing Congress into the mix is not something that other first world nations do, and this is for good reason.
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    As the constitution clearly states, the senate must advise and consent.
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    That is the way our system works. No president has the right to make any law on his own.
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