OU Applauds Senate Passage of Iran Deal Oversight Bill

07 May 2015

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization in the nation, applauded the Senate’s passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, a bill designed to guarantee congressional review of any final agreement reached with Iran regarding that country’s nuclear weapons program.

“This legislation ensures essential oversight for a deal that would impact the security of the United States, Israel and the global community,” said Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy of the Orthodox Union. “Congress instituted the current sanctions on Iran, and only Congress can remove them.

“The Orthodox Union commends Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Ben Cardin (R-MD) for their strong and effective leadership in guiding this bill to a successful vote.

“We are pleased with the Senate’s swift passage of the bill, and call on the House of Representatives to swiftly pass this critical legislation.”