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U.S. Republicans pushing Iran bill despite veto threat

U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell talks to the media, after a weekly Senate Republican caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would begin debate next week on a bill that would require President Barack Obama to submit any final nuclear deal with Iran for approval by Congress. McConnell, a Republican, told his weekly news conference that he intended to have the bill debated and potentially voted on in the Senate next week. His remarks set up a potential showdown with Democrats, who want to allow more time for negotiations with Iran.

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