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Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Obama has enough Senate support to uphold Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has locked up enough U.S. Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress as Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski said Wednesday she will support the agreement. Mikulski's backing guarantees that if Congress votes to disapprove the deal this month and Obama vetoes that measure as he has said he will, the president will have the 34 Senate votes to keep Republicans from overriding. In a statement, Mikulski said the agreement was "the best option available to block Iran from having a nuclear bomb." On Tuesday, announcements by Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania bought the president to within one vote of the...

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