New York, NY, May 15, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed passage in the House of a bill that gives Congress a role in assessing and implementing any nuclear agreement reached with Iran.
The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (S.615) passed the House on May 14 by a vote 400-25 after passing overwhelmingly in the Senate on May 7.
“We applaud the role Congress has and will continue to play in the global effort to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “We commend the House of Representatives Leadership and Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elliot Engel (D-NY) for preserving the compromise bill crafted by Sens. Corker (R-TN) and Cardin (D-MD) and moving it expeditiously to a Floor vote.”
Mr. Foxman added, “The bipartisan collaboration on crafting and passing this bill demonstrates a strong commitment to prevent a nuclear Iran and to seek the strongest possible agreement.”
The P5+1 powers and Iran are currently in the final weeks of negotiations which are to conclude on June 30.