Hoyer: U.N. Security Council Vote Should Wait for Congressional Review Period

For Immediate Release:

July 17, 2015


Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the letter by Senators Cardin and Corker urging President Obama to delay the U.N. Security Council's vote on the Iran deal until after Congress has reviewed the agreement:

“I agree with Senators Cardin and Corker that the U.N. Security Council should wait to move ahead with a resolution implementing parts of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action until after Congress has completed its review of the agreement with Iran. I believe that waiting to go to the United Nations until such time as Congress has acted would be consistent with the intent and substance of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act.”