(Washington Examiner) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reversed himself on plans to hold a March 10 vote on a bill that would empower Congress to reject a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran.
The move came after days of behind-the-scenes wrangling among Senate Republicans, with GOP co-sponsors of the bill urging the Kentucky Republican to postpone the vote in order to ensure veto-proof Democratic support.
Democratic support for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act evaporated this week after McConnell scheduled the vote for March 10. Democrats said they would only begin consideration of the measure after March 24, the deadline for the two countries to establish the framework of an agreement, and many GOP co-sponsors of the bill sided with them.
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