Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Corker uses the phones before meeting with Secretary of State Kerry on nuclear negotiations with Iran on Capitol Hill in Washington

Republican amendment fight threatens Iran bill in Senate

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Corker uses the phones before meeting with Secretary of State Kerry on nuclear negotiations with Iran on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A dispute among Republican senators over changes to an Iran nuclear review bill on Thursday threatened the measure’s chances of being passed by the U.S. Congress, leaving Senate leaders scrambling for a way to advance the legislation. Two Republican senators, Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio, used an unorthodox procedural move to try to force the Senate to vote on their amendments to a bill authored by another Republican senator, Bob Corker, that would give Congress the right to review an international nuclear agreement with Iran.

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