67 Senate "ayes" in favor of the bill is not the same as 67 "ayes" in favor of overriding a veto--13 Senate Democrats voting to override their President's veto. The veto override also would need 46 House Democrats to vote against their President's veto. The bill will need a 4/5 majority in each house to retain 2/3 majorities for a veto override.Eric Hines
This has been going on for a l-o-o-n-g time. Congress set a bipartisan letter to Obama in June 2014,http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/press-release/chairman-royce-ranking-member-engel-release-iran-nuclear-letter-be-sent-president telling him that Congress played a central role in enacting sanctions against Iran and informing him that any long-term sanctions relief for Iran requires Congressional action. Because Obama ignored the Congress, the Republican Senators sent a letter to Iran, saying much the same thing.http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/now-house-writes-iran-letter-to-obama-on-iran/article/2561488In March of this year, a majority of both Houses of Congress sent a letter to Obama, reiterating the same set of concerns.http://engel.house.gov/latest-news1/engel-opening-statement-at-iran-hearing1/When Congress takes takes careful, procedurally sound steps that involve mutual co-operation and support, it is time to become alarmed. This is like getting calm but attentive care when you go to the emergency room: It is nice to see the expertise, but it is not so good to know you need it.Valerie
"When Congress takes takes careful, procedurally sound steps that involve mutual co-operation and support, it is time to become alarmed."Indeed!
It is nice to see the expertise, but it is not so good to know you need it.I'll believe it when I see it. So far, it's just been idle chit-chat from the Congress, or maybe as good as the regular season's positioning for the playoffs. The only careful, procedurally sound step that involve[s] mutual co-operation and support that counts is the last one: the veto override by each house. But there are too many Democrats in either one, and too many rookie Conservative wannabes gunning for a name for themselves.Eric Hines
It's un-Constitutional and gives Obozo a free pass to do whatever he wants with Iran.Really.See the link in my post on the item.
Hm. There's a point to be made there.
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