ADL Applauds Senate Passage of Iran Bill

New York, NY, May 7, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed today’s Senate passage of a bill to allow a role for Congress in assessing and implementing any nuclear agreement reached with Iran.

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (S.615), which passed the Senate by a vote of 98-1, was a priority issue for hundreds of ADL activists who fanned out on Capitol Hill Tuesday to lobby their Senators as part of the League’s annual National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

Barry Curtiss-Lusher, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director issued the following statement:

We applaud this overwhelming vote to ensure that Congress has a role in reviewing any potential agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program and the extent to which sanctions relief for Iran is warranted.  We look forward to the bill’s swift passage in the House.

We commend Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and the members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for working to craft a bill that drew such strong bipartisan support. We applaud Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for his leadership in drafting and advancing this legislation, and for his unswerving commitment to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.