Tennessee Senators Blackburn and Hagerty Join Texas Senator Ted Cruz in Sending Letter to President Biden Regarding Iran Nuclear Deal


Tennessee Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) joined Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in sending a letter to President Biden rebuking the administration’s negotiations for a new Iran nuclear deal.

In the letter, the senators state the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (INARA) requires the president to submit any Iran deal to Congress – and they will block implementation of any deal not submitted, according to a press release by Cruz’s office.

“We write to call attention to a range of obligations that your administration is statutorily mandated to fulfill in relation to Congressional oversight over any such agreement, and to ensure that your officials know we are committed to providing availability, assistance, and resources so you can fully meet these mandates,” the letter begins.

“We also write to emphasize that we are committed to using the full range of options and leverage available to United States senators to ensure that you meet those obligations, and that the implementation of any agreement will be severely if not terminally hampered if you do not,” the letter continues.

“The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (“INARA”, 42 USC § 2160e) mandates that your administration submit to Congress for evaluation, within 5 days after it is reached, any agreement related to the nuclear program with Iran, as well as all related documents and side deals,” the letter goes on to say. “The submission of such materials then triggers a statutorily-defined review process, and includes the possibility of Congress blocking implementation of the agreement.”

Co-signers of the letter, including Senators Blackburn and Hagerty, are Senators Cotton (R-AR), Grassley (R-IA), Marshall (R-KS), Tillis (R-NC), Rubio (R-FL), Scott (R-SC), Cassidy (R-LA), Braun (R-IN), Scott (R-FL), Lummis (R-WY), Wicker (R-MS), Ernst (R-IA), Boozman (R-AR), Johnson (R-WI), Barrasso (R-WY), Young (R-IN), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Cramer (R-ND), Inhofe (R-OK), Hoeven (R-ND), Sasse (R-NE), Daines (R-MT), Toomey (R-PA), Kennedy (R-LA), Cornyn (R-TX), Portman (R-OH), Lee (R-UT), Thune (R-SD), Risch (R-ID), and Sullivan (R-AK).

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Kaitlin Housler is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Bill Hagerty” by United States Congress. Photo “Marsha Blackburn” by Sen. Marsha Blackburn. Photo “Ted Cruz” by U.S. Senate Photographic Studio. Background Photo “White House” by Ad Meskens. CC BY-SA 3.0.



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  2. Nancy

    I am glad to see Marsha Blackburn us an original sponsor to ban congress and senators members and spouses from. Suede trading in sticks! Thank you Marsha!

    Where is Dizzy Bill Hagerty? He just sold $4,000,000 in stock! Will share a stick tip Bill? Please join Marsha and ban insider trading and put your portfolio in a blind trust or resign!

  3. Trevor

    Weak Marsha and Dizzy Bill Hagerty could learn a lot from Ted Cruz! Cruz has integrity he kept his word to support the voter integrity act! Marsha Broke her promise to hard working Tennesseans to support the act and kept her promise to RINO Mitch McConnell and the Washington Swamp! Marsha has been in Washington since 23003! Has your life got any better at the federal level? More debt and deficits? Marsha has continued to enrich herself and has a history of employing family on the political payroll! Dizzy Bill Hagerty bought $56,000 in stock and sold $4,000,000. Bill please share a stock tip with us Tennesseans! Bill Please put you and your family’s investments in a blind trust.. Where is the Tennessee GOP party? Why aren’t they demanding federal elected officials put their investments in a blind trust? Please censor Hagerty! He has embarrassed Tennesseans! Dr Manny Please run again against this self enriching disgraceful senator from Tennessee!