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Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS-04)

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced, and the House passed, a Resolution intending to require President Barack Obama to follow his obligations under the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (Corker-Cardin).

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), both of whom served in the U.S. military, sponsored House Resolution 411. The Resolution was introduced and then approved by a vote of 243-186 on Thursday, Sept. 10, the same date on which the U.S. Senate filibustered the Iran Deal to prevent the House from pushing forward a disapproval vote and requiring members to publicly vote on the deal.

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The Resolution points out that despite the President’s obligation under Corker-Cardin “to transmit the agreement, including any side agreements” to “the appropriate congressional committees and leadership,” and the term “agreement” is exhaustively defined as including any

agreement related to the nuclear pro- gram of Iran that includes the United States, commits the United States to take action, or pursuant to which the United States commits or otherwise agrees to take action, regardless of the form it takes, whether a political commitment or otherwise, and regardless of whether it is legally binding or not, including any joint comprehensive plan of action entered into or made between Iran and any other parties, and any additional materials related there- to, including annexes, appendices, codicils, side agreements, implementing materials, documents, and guidance, technical or other understandings, and any related agreements, whether entered into or implemented prior to the agreement or to be entered into or implemented in the future.

Because the President has not provided Congress with the documentation regarding the secret side deals between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the President has failed to comply with Corker-Cardin.

And because Corker-Cardin has been breached by the President, the 60 day Congressional review period, the Resolution states, has not yet begun to run.

“Despite the reckless efforts by President Obama and Senate Democrats to force the implementation of the terribly flawed Iran nuclear agreement, I am proud of my colleagues in the House for getting it right and passing this important resolution today,” said Pompeo.

“This resolution is crucial to reining in the president and forcing him to live up to his obligation under Corker-Cardin, which he himself signed into law just a few months ago. The lack of access to the roadmap makes it impossible for a member of Congress to support this agreement; therefore, the president must show Congress the agreement in its entirety. A bad deal with Iran is not worth risking the safety of Kansans and the American people. I will continue to work hard and do everything in my power to stop this agreement.”

Following the passage of the Resolution, another opponent of the Nuclear Iran Deal, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), said “President Obama broke the very law he signed by failing to provide Congress with the Iran-IAEA side agreements. Withholding these documents from the American people and their elected representatives completely discredits the transparent review process the Administration was legally obligated to provide. In light of this vote, I believe the House should pursue legal action against the Administration for its blatant disregard for the law.”

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Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com

16 COMMENTS

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  2. Since Iran is pretty much a terrorist country. Obama and the Senate agree with a nuke deal and we have to support Iran. According to the record, Obama and anyone agreeing with this Iran deal should be labled And treated as terrorists.

    Congressional Record, V. 152, Pt. 11, July 13, 2006 to July 24 2006

    Congress –
    The President’s statement is if you are a terrorist, if you harbor terrorists, if you fund terrorists, if you support terrorists, you are a terrorist.

  3. The head of the Executive Branch, whose function is to enforce the law, is lawlewss. Obama thinks that he is a Clinton.

    In any country, the citizens' behavioral cues are taken from the top. As our Presidents are all lawless, the citizenry sees no reason to obey the law themselves.

    It starts out with the killing of cops, every time. Next, the military called out into the streets to maintain order, also start dying. And then, you have a full-scale revolution.

    The end result is the summary execution of politicians in the streets. It has always been this way. And it is the lawless politicians themselves, who start and forward it all.

    Obama thinks that the revolution will sweep Socialism into the role of leadership, in the power vacuum he is hoping to create. But he is delusional; we are already Socialist — The pendulum will swing back to conservatism, post-revolution. It always has.

    Bur it is all avoidable — By the politicians becoming responsible and honorable; by the police becoming an integral part of their communities again; by the citizens developing an overarching morality.

    A failure to do so, will result in an upheaval of Biblical proportions, and soon. It always has…

  4. I pray that this buys us some time. The Republican Party desperately needs clever strategists when fighting against the President, this modern-day Haman. They are often outwitted at every turn. May this signal a turn in the tide against this wicked ruler.

  5. I am in total agreement with the suggestions that our President did everything in his power to block hearing the feelings of American voters and their representatives
    .
    I fully endorse instituting a lawsuit against him. No doubt attorneys of the Dershowitz caliber woul be willing to undertake the seeking of judicial intervention.

  6. American citizens have no representation in Washington. The question is why do we tolerate it? Why? We stay away from the voting booths and allow the same lying self-serving politicians to waddle back into the chairs of power to cheat and subvert the will of US citizens then we complain endlessly about it. Why don't we get up and and do something? Has our apathy become that ingrained?

  7. In my opinion, Obama has committed treason. He signs executive orders, bypassing Congress. The federal government of the U.S. under Obama's administration is but a fading shadow of the principles upon which this formerly great country was founded. IMPEACH OBAMA!!!!!!

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