May 07, 2015

Manchin Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Iran Sanctions Legislation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today issued the following statement on the Senate passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act by a vote of 98-1. The legislation will allow Congress a 30-day review of any final nuclear deal reached during negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, which includes China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, plus Germany.

“The American people are committed to ensuring Iran is never able to acquire a nuclear weapon. That was made clear today as the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to allow negotiations with Iran to continue, while maintaining a role for Congress in this process. Congress has always been a partner in the goal of preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, and I am pleased that the President has committed his support to honoring that partnership in the coming months. This is a good day for protecting the national security interests of our great country and the world.”