House Approves Bill to Provide Oversight on Easing Iran Sanctions

(Los Angeles Times) Lisa Mascaro - The House voted 400-25 Thursday to approve legislation that will provide congressional review of any potential nuclear deal with Iran, following the bill's almost unanimous support from the Senate. Many in Congress do not trust Iran and are uneasy with the framework of the agreement that would ease sanctions. The measure would give lawmakers 30 days to review any final deal, and establish a mechanism for Congress to vote to support or oppose it. The House also approved a separate measure that would broaden sanctions on financing streams to Hizbullah. It would sanction banks doing business with Hizbullah, cut off satellite providers to a television station associated with the group, and study whether Hizbullah should be designated as a major drug trafficking organization.

2015-05-15 00:00:00

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