Coats, Corker (UC)

Vehicle for Iran Nuclear Bill (H.R. 1191)

Senator Coats: (10:06 AM)

  • Spoke on Iran.
    • "Iran's hard-line regime will be immeasurably strengthened by the agreement. That makes it all the more imperative to address a bad agreement now, not two years from now. I urge my colleagues, Democrats and Republicans, to vote to give Congress, this Congress, the right and the opportunity to scrutinize every single word of what is being negotiated with the Iranians. To inform the American people, and then achieve what I would hope to be an overwhelming rejection of the agreement if it does not achieve the goal of denying Iran its nuclear weapons capability. This is a very important vote before us. I think we need to look at what the end goal is and how we can best get there under the circumstances which we now are in. We would all like to be in a different position, but to achieve and get to this particular point, we are looking at this particular bill to give us a say, a meaningful say and the opportunity to reject a bad agreement which at this particular point in time, in my view, does not achieve what we need to achieve and should be thoroughly scrutinized by us and the American people."


Senator Corker: (10:15 AM)

  • Unanimous Consent –
    • At 2:00 PM, the Senate VOTE on the motion to invoke cloture on the pending Corker Substitute Amendment #1140 to H.R. 1191, the legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. 
    • At 11:00 AM, Senator Lankford be recognized to deliver his maiden speech.
    • At 11:30 AM, the time until 12:50 PM be equally divided, with Republicans controlling the first half and Democrats controlling the second half.
  • (Without objection)