Senate adjourns after passing resolution condemning Iran

The Hill – by Ramsey Cox

The Senate adjourned Friday afternoon, after a week full of passing a bipartisan budget deal, the Defense spending bill and confirming several of President Obama’s nominees.

On Thursday night, it was unclear if the Senate would have to continue to work on nominations through the weekend, but as it is often threatened and rarely occurs, it was not surprising that Senate leaders reached an agreement to avoid a prolonged schedule.  

But before adjourning for the year, the Senate passed a resolution condemning Iran’s human rights violations.

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) introduced S.Res. 75, which condemns the government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenant on Human Rights.

When the Senate returns in January, it could consider more Iran sanctions, despite the White House’s request that lawmakers wait to see if a negotiated agreement between the U.S. and Iran works. Under the agreement, Iran receives some sanctions relief in exchange for stopping the pursuit of a nuclear weapon.

The Senate also passed two House bills through a unanimous consent agreement.

H.R. 3343 amends the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to clarify rules regarding compensation for the Chief Financial Officer of the District. The bill ensures DC has the option of providing adequate compensation for the CFO, up to the level of a senior executive service official in the federal government.

H.R. 3487 amends the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend the authority of the FEC to impose civil penalties. This bill extends for five years the ability of the FEC to impose fines for minor violations, such as late filings, according to a set fee schedule, which allows for faster decisions.

Both bills passed in the House last month, meaning the legislation heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature before becoming law.

If the House passed an adjournment resolution next week, the Senate won’t return until Jan. 6, when it will vote to confirm Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve and vote on whether to consider an extension of unemployment insurance benefits.

3 thoughts on “Senate adjourns after passing resolution condemning Iran

    1. True!…………i wonder why the apartheid state known as isrealhell isnt sanctioned by the u.s govt?……… oh thats right……………its infested with dual citizen israeli parasites. fyi- iran signed onto nato/and allows iaea inspections/isrealhell will NEVER sign the nuke non-proliferation treaty and will NEVER allow iaea inspections. this not only makes israel a terrorist state, but it dis-avows it as a u.s. ally. something the scumbag poly-ticks-cians lie about all the time saying israel is our ally/NOT!.

      Iran is also one of the few countries left that is not on the petro-dollar and does not have an imf central banking institution inside its country!
      these are the primary points why it is being sanctioned by the nwo. because it is a thorn in the side of the nwo agenda toward one world govt. muslims also dont practice usury(illegal) of which the xionist jews have used since they were run out of the temple by Christ, to make money at.

  1. “But before adjourning for the year, the Senate passed a resolution condemning Iran’s human rights violations.”

    The pot calling the kettle black.

    The human rights violations going on in this country FAR surpass anything the Iranians are doing, imo.

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