Friday, September 11, 2015

Hill: ‘President Failed to Comply’ with the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-2) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 411,  Finding that the President has not complied with section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

“This Administration has a terrible habit of bypassing the Legislative Branch to impose its will on the American people. In an attempt to avoid this very situation with a potential Iranian Nuclear Deal, four months ago, Congress passed the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. It was supported by 177 House Democrats and was signed into law by the President. There is no ambiguity in the bill’s language; the State Department was required to turn over the entire nuclear agreement, including any agreements made between Iran and other parties. The President failed comply with the law and once again is prepared to move forward with a major policy without Congressional approval.

“I do not understand how any member of Congress can agree to support a nuclear deal with such high stakes without having seen the deal in its entirety. This is extremely irresponsible, and I encourage my Democratic colleagues to stand with the Republicans and demand that the secret side deals be released so that we can do our jobs and fully review all the contents of the proposed nuclear deal.”

Section 2 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015:

AGREEMENT - The term `agreement' means an agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran that includes the United States, commits the United States to take action, or pursuant to which the United States commits or otherwise agrees to take action, regardless of the form it takes, whether a political commitment or otherwise, and regardless of whether it is legally binding or not, including any joint comprehensive plan of action entered into or made between Iran and any other parties, and any additional materials related thereto, including annexes, appendices, codicils, side agreements, implementing materials, documents, and guidance, technical or other understandings, and any related agreements, whether entered into or implemented prior to the agreement or to be entered into or implemented in the future.

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