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White House remains certain Congress will fail to block Iran deal

White House remains certain Congress will fail to block Iran deal

The White House expressed confidence Friday that it will prevail in the multi-million-dollar battle over the Iran nuclear deal, dismising a senior Democratic senator’s rejection of President Barack Obama’s top foreign policy goal.

The Obama administration appeared to have good reason for its certainty: a Democratic lawmaker said that more than enough House Democrats have said they would uphold Obama’s promised veto of a Republican resolution intended to kill the nuclear pact by barring the lifting of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

“We will have the votes to sustain a veto,” Rep. Jan Schakowky, D-Ill., told McClatchy in a telephone interview. She noted that 150 Democratic House members who signed a May 7 letter urging a conclusion of the nuclear deal remain solidly behind the accord, more than enough to sustain any veto in the 435-member House. More have since joined, she said.

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