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Saturday, March 14, 2015

History Shows Obama Doesn’t Need Congress to Seal Iran Deal

History Shows Obama Doesn’t Need Congress to Seal Iran Deal

Melissa Quinn /  / March 13, 2015

In a letter to Iran this week, nearly four dozen Republican senators showcased the limitations of a potential unilateral nuclear deal by President Obama, rightly warning that the future U.S. president could reverse the agreement.

DS_logoBut in trying to assert their power, the senators skirted over the fact that presidents have executive authority to make deals with foreign countries—without needing to go to Congress.

While Republican congressional leaders are pushing the Obama administration to handle its nuclear negotiations with Iran as a treaty, which would require approval from two-thirds of the upper chamber, history shows that presidents can—and often do—avoid this requirement by forging “executive agreements” with foreign countries.

Read the post at The Daily Signal...

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