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Sunday, October 23, 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives defeated a resolution backing the nuclear agreement with Iran on Friday, in a symbolic vote engineered by congressional Republicans who object to the deal.

House members voted 269 to 162 against the resolution in a strongly partisan vote, part of an effort by Republicans to underscore their objection to the accord despite a vote on Thursday in the Senate that blocked a Republican-led effort to kill the international pact.

In a second symbolic vote on Friday, the House voted 247 to 186 to pass legislation that would bar Obama from waiving, suspending or reducing sanctions under the nuclear agreement.

To become law, that measure would have to be passed in the Senate and then survive a likely veto.

There are no plans for the Senate to vote on either measure.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Photo: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

  • Daniel Jones

    The House Unrepresentative simply does not care about anything but itself.

    • jiro tanaka

      There’s a bunch of moron conservatives in the house of madness. Shame, shame, shame

  • Sand_Cat

    Another waste of time by the GOP clown car. Will they try this 35-40 times, too?

    • Irishgrammy

      YEP! They sure will….the GOPTP represents the perfect definition of insanity, “doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result”…..I earnestly pray this agreement far out does the P5+1 expectations and succeeds beyond everyone’s hopes in order for the possible potential of a secure peace and progress in a powder keg region.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Ah yes…the GOP Big OIL house that will suck up to Big Oil, take our tax dollars and hand it to the 4 oil states and then cut programs we already paid for. If you vote for a Republican for the House, you get what you asked …endless for profit wars that support the Republican military industrialist states. That is how twisted the men of the GOP have become.

  • yabbed

    Meanwhile the European nations, Russia and China are flocking to Iran to secure business opportunities.

    • Dominick Vila

      …and once again we are the tail wagging the dog thanks to the Illuminati whose sense of responsibility and vision starts and ends where the Sun never shines. Mercifully, this vote is only symbolic. What Republicans don’t realize is that stunts like this deny them the opportunity to share credit when the terms of this agreement are implemented, when the Persian Gulf is stabilized after so many years of turmoil, and when diplomatic and trade relations with Iran are restored.

      • itsfun

        That part of the world has not seen stability in over 2000 years and this agreement will do nothing to change that. The Republicans don’t want blood on their hands after Iran drops a nuclear bomb on somebody (maybe us). When Iran gets the bomb, we may never have a generation after this one.

        • Independent1

          Only an imbecile such as yourself would fixate on the idea that Iran would send a nuclear bomb on Israel, when Iran knows doing such a thing would simply set up it’s own destruction. Iran does not have ICBM missiles capable of bringing a nuclear warhead to Moscow or Washington – two country’s that have vowed to support and enforce the agreement and who could easily ICBMs with nuclear warheads that could destroy vast sections of Iran within hours of such an attack on Israel.

        • Independent1

          Wow!! It trying to fear monger, you RWNJs can really make up the fairy tales!!

        • Dominick Vila

          I provided a list of the key terms included in the nuclear agreement with Iran. The only thing I hear from people like you are crystal ball predictions that contradict the expectations of the agreement, the conclusions reached by European and Asian analysts, politicians, and people in general. Fear mongering and/or paranoia has been the norm and the essence of our foreign policy for decades. First it was communism and the domino effect, now it is radical Islam and imaginary nuclear threats.
          Just in case you missed it, the United States has the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world, and the delivery systems needed to pulverize half of planet Earth. Israel has the largest nuclear arsenal in the Middle East, and the best trained, equipped, and disciplined military in the region, not to mention one of the best security apparatus in the world, and every country in that part of the world understands that and is aware of the consequences of taking aggressive action against them, let alone us. Don’t confuse suicide bombers, rock throwers, and frustrated people yelling Death to Israel and Death to America with real threats.

        • Independent1

          By the way, for all of you RWNJs who really think Iran would try to start a Nuke War, spend 28 mins and watch this film about the submarines the U.S. has patrolling the oceans that have the nuclear capability (ICBMs) to level a continent.

  • Blueberry Hill

    Geez, get the baggers out of our government so we can restore rightful function to it.


  • Whatmeworry

    Republicans who object to the deal??? The entire nation is against allowing Iran having a nuke

    • JPHALL

      What does this comment have to do with the votes?

    • Independent1

      Because the vast majority of Americans have been brainwashed to not like the Iran Deal because of the 24/7 propaganda campaign run by the GOP against the deal. It’s a lot EASIER to trash something, even when that’s bogus, than it is to provide strong support for it.

      Just like with everything else – all the GOP knows how do do is be negative and LIE!!!!

  • jiro tanaka

    These thugs are wasting taxpayers money. Why not just send them all to jail.

  • Insinnergy

    What a waste.
    Once more, theatrics over substance.