September 10, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today released the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked a vote on the president’s nuclear deal with Iran, which failed 58-42:
"Earlier this year, the Senate acknowledged that the Obama Administration was circumventing Congress in its negotiations with Iran by working towards an 'agreement' when clearly, by any historical standard, this deal is a treaty. By passing the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, 98 Senators were voting to restore the American people's vote in the president’s deal with Iran. Unfortunately, many of those same Senate Democrats chose to filibuster that promise, shutting out the voice of Americans in order to protect the president. Americans will not forget this vote. I will continue working with my colleagues to put all Members on the record and ensure history remembers that this was the president’s dangerous deal with Iran.”
Inhofe spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday evening outlining six reasons why Members of Congress should vote against the president’s deal with Iran, which can be viewed and read here.