Republicans are facing an uphill battle as they seek to block the Biden administration from implementing a new Iran nuclear deal.
Dozens of Senate Republicans are threatening to hamper, if not scuttle, any new agreement if President Biden doesn’t submit it to Congress, a move that would also spark an intense brawl that would allow GOP lawmakers to force a vote on formally disavowing a deal.
But Democrats are confident they could defeat a formal resolution disapproving an agreement, if the administration sends it to Congress, and say that Republican efforts to attack an agreement in other ways, like trying to cut off funding, couldn’t make it past a Democratic-controlled Congress or Biden’s veto pen.
“I don’t know how they could,” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told The Hill about GOP efforts to block an agreement. “I think if we were to find a deal, you would likely see it survive.”
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