Democrats upset with effort to fast-track Iran bill

2015-03-04 15:06

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Washington - A Republican effort to move quickly on legislation giving Congress oversight on any Iran nuclear deal has Democrats upset.

The legislation would allow a congressional vote on any deal the United States signs with Iran to curb its nuclear programme.

Hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the nuclear negotiations in a speech on Capitol Hill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided to bypass the committee process and send the bill straight to the Senate floor for debate and a vote.

But New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez, a key Democratic sponsor of the bill, says he is "outraged" by McConnell's manoeuvre.

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