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Short Titles as Enacted

Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

A bill to provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating to Iran's nuclear program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date
05/22/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-17. (TXT | PDF)
05/22/2015 Signed by President.
05/18/2015 Presented to President.
05/14/2015 Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 25 (Roll no. 226).(text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H2972-2975)
05/07/2015 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 1. Record Vote Number: 174.
03/17/2015 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 118).(text: CR 3/16/2015 H1647)
03/02/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (86)

Date Chamber
05/22/2015 Became Public Law No: 114-17. (TXT | PDF)
05/22/2015 Signed by President.
05/18/2015 House Presented to President.
05/14/2015-4:12pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/14/2015-4:12pm House On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 25 (Roll no. 226). (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H2972-2975)
05/14/2015-4:07pm House UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Considered as unfinished business.
05/14/2015-1:48pm House At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/14/2015-12:38pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 1191.
05/14/2015-12:38pm House Mr. Royce moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H2972-2983, H2997-2998)
05/13/2015-5:47pm House ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Royce asked unanimous consent that debate under clause 1(c) of rule 15 on a motion to suspend the rules relating to H.R. 1191 be extended to one hour. Agreed to without objection.
05/07/2015 Senate Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1220 Amendment SA 1220 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1220 Amendment SA 1220 proposed by Senator Corker. (consideration: CR S2726; text: CR S2726)
05/07/2015 Senate Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 1. Record Vote Number: 174.
05/07/2015 Senate Cloture motion on the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate. (consideration: CR S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Amendment SA 1140 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1219 Amendment SA 1219 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1219 Amendment SA 1219 proposed by Senator Corker to Amendment SA 1140. (consideration: CR S2725; text: CR S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1179 Proposed amendment SA 1179 withdrawn in Senate. (consideration: CR S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1198 SA 1198 fell when SA 1197 ruled non-germane by the chair.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1197 Amendment SA 1197 ruled non-germane by the chair.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1186 Amendment SA 1186 as modified ruled non-germane by the chair.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1155 Amendment SA 1155 ruled non-germane by the chair.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1197 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 1197.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1186 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 1186 as modified.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1155 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 1155.
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Cloture on amendment SA 1140 invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 6. Record Vote Number: 173. (consideration: CR S2725; text: CR S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1179 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2703, S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1186 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2703, S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1197 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2703, S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1198 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2703, S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2703, S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1155 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2703, S2725)
05/07/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2702-2703, S2703-2726)
05/06/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2663)
05/06/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2663)
05/06/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1155 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2663)
05/06/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1179 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2663)
05/06/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1186 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2663)
05/06/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1197 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2663)
05/06/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1198 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2663)
05/05/2015 Senate Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2644; text: CR S2644)
05/05/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Cloture motion on amendment SA 1140 presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2644; text: CR S2644)
05/05/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2644)
05/05/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1155 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2644)
05/05/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1179 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2644)
05/05/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1186 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2644)
05/05/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1197 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2644)
05/05/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2644)
05/05/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1198 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2644)
04/30/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1198 Amendment SA 1198 proposed by Senator Cotton for Senator Rubio to Amendment SA 1197. (consideration: CR S2549; text: CR S2549)
04/30/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1197 Amendment SA 1197 proposed by Senator Cotton to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. 1140. (consideration: CR S2549)
04/30/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2545)
04/30/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1155 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2545)
04/30/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1179 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2545)
04/30/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1186 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2545)
04/30/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2545-2548, S2548-2549)
04/29/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1147 Amendment SA 1147, under the order of 4/29/15, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54. Record Vote Number: 168.
04/29/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1147 Amendment SA 1147 proposed by Senator Corker for Senator Barrasso to Amendment SA 1140. (consideration: S2511-2512; text: CR S2511)
04/29/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1186 Amendment SA 1186 proposed by Senator Vitter to Amendment SA 1179. (consideration: CR S2505-2506; text as modified: CR S2505-2506)
04/29/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2494)
04/29/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1155 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2494)
04/29/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1179 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2494, S2505)
04/29/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2494, S2495-2499, S2500-2509, S2511-2513)
04/28/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1150 Amendment SA 1150, under the order of 4/28/2015, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39 - 57. Record Vote Number: 167.
04/28/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1155 Amendment SA 1155 proposed by Senator Blunt to Amendment SA 1140. (consideration: CR S2461; text: CR S2461)
04/28/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1150 Amendment SA 1150 proposed by Senator Johnson to Amendment SA 1140. (consideration: CR S2456-2460, S2462, S2467-2468; text: CR S2456-2457)
04/28/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1179 Amendment SA 1179 proposed by Senator Corker to Amendment SA 1140. (consideration: CR S2443-2444; text: CR S2444)
04/28/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2443-2444, S2456-2460, S2461-2463, S2467-2468)
04/28/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2443)
04/27/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2420)
04/27/2015 Senate Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2420)
04/23/2015 Senate S.Amdt.1140 Amendment SA 1140 proposed by Senator Corker. (consideration: CR S2381-2389)
04/23/2015 Senate Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S2381-2389)
04/23/2015 Senate Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2371-2372, S2381)
03/19/2015 Senate Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 30.
03/18/2015 Senate Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
03/17/2015-2:03pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/17/2015-2:03pm House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 118). (text: CR 3/16/2015 H1647)
03/17/2015-1:57pm House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1677-1678)
03/16/2015-5:02pm House At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
03/16/2015-4:54pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1191.
03/16/2015-4:54pm House Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1647-1649)
03/16/2015-4:54pm House Mr. Ryan (WI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/02/2015 House Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
03/02/2015 House Introduced in House

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Subjects (24)

  • Arms control and nonproliferation
  • Comprehensive health care
  • Congressional oversight
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • First responders and emergency personnel
  • Foreign and international banking
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • International law and treaties
  • Iran
  • Legislative rules and procedure
  • Middle East
  • Nuclear power
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Sanctions
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • State and local government operations
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Terrorism
  • Trade restrictions

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Public Law No: 114-17 (05/22/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on May 7, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to direct the President, within five days after reaching an agreement with Iran regarding Iran's nuclear program, to transmit to Congress:

  • the text of the agreement and all related materials and annexes;
  • a related verification assessment report of the Secretary of State;
  • a certification that the agreement includes the appropriate terms, conditions, and duration of the agreement's requirements concerning Iran's nuclear activities, and provisions describing any sanctions to be waived, suspended, or otherwise reduced by the United States and any other nation or entity, including the United Nations; and
  • a certification that the agreement meets U.S. non-proliferation objectives, does not jeopardize the common defense and security, provides a framework to ensure that Iran's nuclear activities will not constitute an unreasonable defense and security risk, and ensures that Iran's permitted nuclear activities will not be used to further any nuclear-related military or nuclear explosive purpose, including any related research.

The Secretary is directed to prepare a report assessing:

  • the Secretary's capacity to verify Iran's compliance with the agreement,
  • the adequacy of the agreement's safeguards to ensure that Iran's permitted activities will not be used to further any nuclear-related military or nuclear explosive purpose, including research; and
  • the International Atomic Energy Agency's capacity to implement the required verification regime.

In preparing a report the Secretary shall assume that Iran could:

  • use all measures not expressly prohibited by the agreement to conceal activities that violate its obligations under the agreement; and
  • alter or deviate from standard practices in order to impede verification efforts.

The foreign relations committees shall hold hearings and briefings to review an agreement during the 30-day period following the President's transmittal of such agreement.

The congressional review period shall be 60 days for an agreement, including all materials required to be transmitted to Congress, that is transmitted between July 10, 2015, and September 7, 2015.

The President may not waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of statutory sanctions with respect to Iran or refrain from applying sanctions pursuant to an agreement prior to and during the transmission period and during the congressional review period.

The President may not waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of statutory sanctions with respect to Iran or refrain from applying sanctions pursuant to an agreement for:

  • 12 days after the date of passage by both Houses of Congress of a congressional joint resolution of disapproval, and
  • 10 days after the date of a presidential veto of a congressional joint resolution of disapproval passed by both Houses of Congress.

Specified deferrals, waivers, or other suspensions of statutory sanctions are excepted from such prohibitions.

It is the sense of Congress that:

  • the sanctions regime imposed on Iran by Congress is primarily responsible for bringing Iran to the table to negotiate on its nuclear program;
  • these negotiations are a critically important matter of national security and foreign policy for the United States and its closest allies;
  • this Act does not require a vote by Congress for the agreement to commence;
  • this Act provides for congressional review, including for approval, disapproval, or no action on statutory sanctions relief under an agreement; and
  • even though the agreement may commence, because the sanctions regime was imposed by Congress and only Congress can permanently modify or eliminate that regime, it is critically important that Congress have the opportunity to consider and take action affecting the statutory sanctions regime.

An action involving statutory sanctions relief by the United States pursuant to an agreement or the Joint Plan of Action:

  • may be taken if, during the review period, Congress enacts a joint resolution stating that Congress favors the agreement;
  • may not be taken if, during the review period, Congress enacts a joint resolution stating that Congress does not favor the agreement; or
  • may be taken if, following the review period, there is not enacted any such joint resolution.

The President shall keep Congress fully and currently informed of all aspects of Iranian compliance with respect to an agreement.

The President shall:

  • within 10 days of receiving information relating to a potentially significant breach or compliance incident by Iran submit it to Congress;
  • within 30 days after submitting such information determine whether it constitutes a material breach or compliance incident and report that determination to Congress as well as Iran's action or failure to act that led to the material breach, actions necessary for Iran to cure the breach, and the status of Iran's efforts to cure the breach; and
  • at least every 180 days thereafter report to Congress on Iran's nuclear program and compliance with the agreement.

The President shall keep Congress fully informed of any initiative or negotiations with Iran concerning its nuclear program, including any new or amended agreement.

The President shall, at least every 90 days, determine whether the President is able to certify that:

  • Iran is fully implementing the agreement,
  • Iran has not committed a material breach of the agreement,
  • Iran has not taken any action that could significantly advance its nuclear weapons program, and
  • suspension of sanctions against Iran is appropriate and proportionate to measures taken by Iran with respect to terminating its illicit nuclear program and vital to U.S. national security interests.

It is the sense of Congress that:

  • U.S. sanctions on Iran for terrorism, human rights abuses, and ballistic missiles will remain in place under an agreement;
  • issues not addressed by an agreement on Iran's nuclear program, including compensation for Americans held in captivity after the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, in 1979, the freedom of Americans held in Iran, the human rights abuses of the government of Iran against its own people, and the continued support of terrorism by the government of Iran, are matters critical to ensure justice and U.S. national security, and should be addressed;
  • the President should determine the agreement in no way compromises the U.S. commitment to Israel's security, nor its support for Israel's right to exist; and
  • in order to implement any long-term agreement reached between the P5+1 countries and Iran, it is critically important that Congress have the opportunity to review any agreement and take action to modify the statutory sanctions regime imposed by Congress.

If the President does not submit such 90-day compliance certification or has determined that Iran has materially breached an agreement and not cured it legislation reinstating statutory sanctions against Iran introduced within 60 calendar days of such event shall be entitled to expedited consideration.

Sets forth provisions regarding such expedited consideration.

Nothing in this Act shall be construed as:

  • modifying the President's authority to negotiate, enter into, or implement executive agreements, other than the restrictions on implementation of the agreements specifically covered by this Act;
  • allowing any new waiver, suspension, reduction, or other relief from statutory sanctions with respect to Iran under any provision of law, or allowing the President to refrain from applying any such sanctions pursuant to an agreement during the period for congressional review;
  • revoking or terminating any statutory sanctions imposed on Iran; or
  • authorizing the use of military force against Iran.