Iran Congressional Oversight Act of 2015

March 4, 2015
March 4, 2015
Referred to Senate (sub)committee

This bill would establish an oversight mechanism for any possible agreement between Iran and the P5+1, as well as a mechanism to facilitate the reinstatement of sanctions and the imposition of other penalties, in the event of Iranian violations. Specifically, the administration would be required to report to Congress every 90 days on Iran’s compliance with the JPOA, governing the P5+1–Iran talks, and any agreement made therein. If the administration determined and certified that Iran had committed violations, Congress would be permitted to consider legislation to reinstate any waived or suspended sanctions via an expedited process. Furthermore, the administration would be required to continue reporting to Congress every 90 days if the JPOA was succeeded by a long-term agreement.

Boxer introduced this bill as a moderate alternative to the more assertive measures spearheaded primarily by Republicans in the Senate (see S. 269 of 1/27/15, S. 615 of 2/27/15, and S. 625 of 3/3/15).

6 cosponsors (6D).

Last major action: 3/4/15 referred to Senate Comm. on Foreign Relations.

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