U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, walks into the Republicans' weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Senate may face contentious debate on Iran nuclear bill

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, walks into the Republicans' weekly policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate could plunge into a heated debate on legislation giving Congress the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran as soon as Wednesday, as some Republicans sought to change the bill to take a harder line on any agreement. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 last week for a compromise version of the bill, in a rare display of bipartisan unity in the deeply divided Congress. Lawmakers said on Tuesday the full Senate could begin debate on Wednesday or Thursday, after Senate leaders reached an agreement ending an impasse over a human trafficking bill and President Barack Obama’s nominee to be attorney general. Republican members of the Foreign Relations committee had offered dozens of amendments seeking to make the bill tougher, but most agreed to put aside their concerns in order to reach a compromise that could pass the full Senate and overcome Obama’s main objections.

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