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McConnell Delays Iran Oversight Vote Amid Democratic Opposition

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed a floor debate planned for next week on legislation requiring congressional review of any nuclear deal with Iran amid Democratic opposition to moving that soon.

Immediately following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress, McConnell had told reporters he planned to bring the congressional oversight measure to the floor next week. Netanyahu sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s effort to reach a nuclear accord with Iran.