In a final attempt to halt the deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed Amdt 2656 s Amdt 2640. The amendment proposed “to prohibit the president from abandoning Iran`s nuclear program, suspending, reducing, easing or limiting the application of sanctions.”  On September 17, 2015, Senate Democrats filtered the measure by 53 votes to 45.  Congress did not pass laws that approved or rejected the agreement, despite numerous attempts to do so. The Senate voted on the first vote on the agreement on September 10, 2015. Senate Democrats overturned by 58 votes to 42 the measure to reject the nuclear deal with Iran.  Sixty votes were needed for HJ Res 61 – the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 , the legislative vehicle that the Senate was to use to disapprove of the nuclear deal with Iran –  On September 15, 2015, the Senate passed on the same law and failed a second time by 56 votes to 42. Senators and 2016 presidential candidates Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) did not vote.  The law was passed for the third time on 17 September and failed a third time by 56 votes to 42. Once again, Paul did not vote. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), also a 2016 presidential candidate, also did not vote.  The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) shows that Iran is complying with the limits of the nuclear agreement. At the quarterly meeting of the Joint Commission, the JCPOA`s supervisory unit, on 21 July, the President welcomed the “continued compliance with its nuclear obligations”, as confirmed by the IAEA.
On August 4, 2015, the Rep. Edward Royce (R-Calif.) HJ Res 64 – Rejection of the agreement sent by the President to Congress on July 19, 2015 on Iran`s nuclear program. The resolution “states that Congress does not support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which the President sent to Congress on July 19, 2015, to prohibit the implementation of measures to legally facilitate U.S. sanctions under such an agreement.  On September 11, 2015, the House of Representatives voted against the approval of the JCPOA, signed by p5-1 and Iran. Members of the House of Representatives rejected HR 3461 by 162-269 votes. 25 Democrats voted against the nuclear deal with 244 Republicans.   On September 9, 2015, the Rep. Peter Roskam (R-III.) HR 3460 – In order to suspend until 21 January 2017, the presidential power to suspend, suspend, suspend, limit, limit or limit the application of sanctions under Iran`s nuclear programme.
The bill proposed “to prohibit the president before January 21, 2017: to limit the application of certain sanctions against Iran or to waive the application of such sanctions; or a foreign person (including entities) listed in Appendix 3 or 4 of Schedule II of the Joint General Action Plan (CAC) on the list of designated nationals and blocked persons held by the Ministry of Finance`s Foreign Assets Control Office”  September 11, 2015, the House of Representatives approved HR 3460 by 247 to 186 votes.  Before Congress triggers the reintroduction of sanctions, it must carefully consider the effects. Currently, the nuclear deal is working – Iran`s nuclear program remains limited and closely monitored. If Washington imposes sanctions again while Iran is meeting its commitments, the United States will clearly violate the nuclear deal.