Republicans push demand for a vote on Iran nuclear deal

Daily News Article - April 7, 2015


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) Who is Bob Corker?
b) What does he say President Obama needs to do about his agreement with Iran over its nuclear weapons program?

3. What concerns did Sen. Corker convey about the framework deal made between the U.S. and Iran?

4. What would the law being voted on in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee do?

5. a) Why do supporters need 67 votes to pass the bill?
b) CHALLENGE: Where in the constitution is this stipulated?

6. The deal the Obama administration has worked out with Iran would allow that regime to eventually obtain nuclear weapons. Why might some Democrats who also oppose the deal not vote against it?

7. Ask a parent:
a) Do you agree with Senator Corker’s concerns? Explain your answer.
b) Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, would you want the Senators you voted into office to vote party first, or vote by the issue? Explain your answer.