Iran Nuclear Program

  It’s sure to be a tough vote.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he supports the Iran nuclear agreement.

Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty on Tuesday announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal being pushed by the Obama administration.

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey says he's backing the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best tool to secure a nuclear weapon-free Iran.

Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he's fought the spread of nuclear weapons throughout his career. Markey said he's also supported Israel's right to defend itself.

Markey holds the Senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry, who worked to hammer out the deal.

Markey joins other members of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in backing the deal.

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  Iran is the biggest issue during Congress’ summer recess.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she thinks it’s a bad deal.

As members of Congress decide whether to support the Iran nuclear agreement being pushed by the Obama administration, Connecticut’s Elizabeth Esty is inviting her constituents to share their thoughts on the deal.

New York Senator Chuck Schumer has announced his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy has come out in support of the Iran nuclear deal announced by the Obama administration last month.

  The White House has begun a hard sell on the Iran deal.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s busy going line-by-line before deciding.

The nuclear deal with Iran outlined by President Obama earlier this month remains a contentious issue in Washington as Congress eyes a vote on the agreement.

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  The Iran nuclear deal has been both applauded and renounced.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that ultimately, Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons.