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 Urgent Prayer Needed Concerning Iran Deal

PRAYER ALERT - House Leaders Delaying Vote on Iran Nuclear Deal; Senate May Filibuster

House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on the Iran nuclear deal scheduled for Wednesday because of a rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives.

The legislation is co-sponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, presidential candidate Rand Paul and five other GOP lawmakers.

The House was to hold a procedural vote to begin elevens hours of debate on a resolution disapproving the deal at 1 p.m. - instead, they will gather at 4 p.m. to discuss strategy.

"We will continue the conversation on Iran from this morning and discuss strategy for the rest of the week," a leadership aide said.

The House subsequently went into recess shortly after noon once leadership called off the procedural vote.

The House GOP is discussing a new plan that would attempt to pass legislation with three separate concepts. They are moving toward voting on a measure asserting Obama did not submit all elements of the agreement with Iran. A second bill would try to prevent President Obama from lifting sanctions against Iran. In a third, the House would vote on a resolution to approve the Iran pact. The original plan was to vote on a disapproval resolution.

In the Senate there is skepticism from Republicans about a resolution that would prevent a vote on the Iran deal until all of the documents of the international agreement - including side deals - are provided for Congressional review.

"As I understand law, once September 17 passes is it not the case that the president will take the view that he is free to go forward to lift sanctions," Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Also in the Senate, there is the possibility of a filibuster of Republican-led attempts to disapprove of the agreement, keeping the resolution from emerging from the Senate and making its way to the President’s desk forcing a veto.

Most of the discontent has caught the leadership by surprise. As of Wednesday morning, they were planning a robust debate Thursday on the disapproval resolution, followed by a Friday vote.

At the White House, press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration felt "gratified" by the growing support for the Iran deal, and he suggested that the White House expects Senate Democrats to lead a filibuster of disapproval legislation. (Sources: The Hill, Politico, Washington Post)

As the Lord leads, please pray:

**For members of the House and Senate as they deliberate on how and when to vote on the Iran nuclear deal.

**About the looming September 17 date at which time the President will have an approved deal if there is no vote to stop it.
~~ Presidential Prayer Team


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