White House May Give Congress Some Oversight over a Nuclear Deal


congressAs negotiations with Iran on a nuclear deal come down to the wire, White House officials have begun to express privately a willingness to accept legislation that gives Congress some oversight of the nuclear deal. “There’s a recognition that Congress is going to take some sort of vote after negotiations are complete,” said Sen. Chris Murphy.

White House officials still oppose legislation that would give Congress final approval of a deal with Iran or apply new sanctions. And officials don’t want lawmakers to vote on any Iran deal until after the June 30 deadline for a comprehensive agreement. But widespread opposition from lawmakers in both parties has forced the White House to begin considering a potential compromise with Congress.