TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 64
(Senate - April 30, 2015)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1196. Mr. COTTON (for himself, Mr. Corker, and Mr. Hatch) 
submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 
1191, 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; which was ordered to lie on the 
table; as follows:

       Beginning on page 11, strike line 16 and all that follows 
     through ``significant breach'' on page 12, line 4, and insert 
     the following:
       ``(2) Potential breaches and compliance incidents.--The 
     President shall, within 10

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     calendar days of receiving credible information relating to a 
     potential breach or potentially significant compliance 
     incident by Iran with respect to an agreement subject to 
     subsection (a), submit such information to the appropriate 
     congressional committees and leadership.
       ``(3) Material breach report.--Not later than 30 calendar 
     days after submitting information about a potential breach or 
     potentially significant compliance incident pursuant to 
     paragraph (2), the President shall make a determination 
     whether such potential breach
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  SA 1197. Mr. COTTON proposed an amendment to the bill H.R. 1191, 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; as follows:

       Beginning on page 1, strike line 3 and all that follows 
     through ``this section'' on page 4, line7, and insert the 
     following:

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Iran Nuclear Agreement 
     Review Act of 2015''.

     SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT OF AGREEMENTS WITH 
                   IRAN RELATING TO THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM OF IRAN.

       The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) is 
     amended by inserting after section 134 the following new 
     section:

     ``SEC. 135. CONGRESSIONAL REVIEW AND OVERSIGHT OF AGREEMENTS 
                   WITH IRAN.

       ``(a) Transmission to Congress of Nuclear Agreements With 
     Iran and Verification Assessment With Respect to Such 
     Agreements.--
       ``(1) Transmission of agreements.--Not later than 5 
     calendar days after reaching an agreement with Iran relating 
     to the nuclear program of Iran, the President shall transmit 
     to the appropriate congressional committees and leadership--
       ``(A) the agreement, as defined in subsection (h)(1), 
     including all related materials and annexes;
       ``(B) a verification assessment report of the Secretary of 
     State prepared under paragraph (2) with respect to the 
     agreement; and
       ``(C) a certification that--
       ``(i) the agreement includes the appropriate terms, 
     conditions, and duration of the agreement's requirements with 
     respect to 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
       ``(ii) the President determines the agreement meets United 
     States non-proliferation objectives, does not jeopardize the 
     common defense and security, provides an adequate framework 
     to ensure that Iran's nuclear activities permitted thereunder 
     will not be inimical to or constitute an unreasonable risk to 
     the common defense and security, and ensures that Iran's 
     nuclear activities permitted thereunder will not be used to 
     further any nuclear-related military or nuclear explosive 
     purpose, including for any research on or development of any 
     nuclear explosive device or any other nuclear-related 
     military purpose.
       ``(2) Verification assessment report.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary of State shall prepare, 
     with respect to an agreement described in paragraph (1), a 
     report assessing--
       ``(i) the extent to which the Secretary will be able to 
     verify that Iran is complying with its obligations and 
     commitments under the agreement;
       ``(ii) the adequacy of the safeguards and other control 
     mechanisms and other assurances contained in the agreement 
     with respect to Iran's nuclear program to ensure Iran's 
     activities permitted thereunder will not be used to further 
     any nuclear-related military or nuclear explosive purpose, 
     including for any research on or development of any nuclear 
     explosive device or any other nuclear-related military 
     purpose; and
       ``(iii) the capacity and capability of the International 
     Atomic Energy Agency to effectively implement the 
     verification regime required by or related to the agreement, 
     including whether the International Atomic Energy Agency will 
     have sufficient access to investigate suspicious sites or 
     allegations of covert nuclear-related activities and whether 
     it has the required funding, manpower, and authority to 
     undertake the verification regime required by or related to 
     the agreement.
       ``(B) Assumptions.--In preparing a report under 
     subparagraph (A) with respect to an agreement described in 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary shall assume that Iran could--
       ``(i) use all measures not expressly prohibited by the 
     agreement to conceal activities that violate its obligations 
     and commitments under the agreement; and
       ``(ii) alter or deviate from standard practices in order to 
     impede efforts to verify that Iran is complying with those 
     obligations and commitments.
       ``(C) Classified annex.--A report under subparagraph (A) 
     shall be transmitted in unclassified form, but shall include 
     a classified annex prepared in consultation with the Director 
     of National Intelligence, summarizing relevant classified 
     information.
       ``(3) Exception.--
       ``(A) In general.--Neither the requirements of 
     subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (1), nor subsections 
     (b) through (g) of this section, shall apply to an agreement 
     described in subsection (h)(5) or to the EU-Iran Joint 
     Statement made on April 2, 2015.
       ``(B) Additional requirement.--Notwithstanding subparagraph 
     (A), any agreement as defined in subsection (h)(1) and any 
     related materials, whether concluded before or after the date 
     of the enactment of this section, shall not be subject to the 
     exception in subparagraph (A).
       ``(b) Period for Review by Congress of Nuclear Agreements 
     With Iran.--
       ``(1) In general.--During the 30 calendar day period 
     following transmittal by the President of an agreement 
     pursuant to subsection (a)--
       ``(A) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives shall, as appropriate, hold briefings and 
     hearings and otherwise obtain information in order to fully 
     review such agreement;
       ``(B) the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate 
     and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the 
     House of Representatives shall, as appropriate, hold 
     briefings and hearings on the compliance and verification 
     mechanisms of such agreement;
       ``(C) the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and 
     the House of Representatives shall, as appropriate, hold 
     briefings and hearings on the military significance of such 
     agreement; and
       ``(D) the Committee on Banking and Urban Affairs of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the House 
     of Representatives shall, as appropriate, hold briefings and 
     hearings on the relief of sanctions provided under the 
     agreement.
       ``(2) Exception.--The period for congressional review under 
     paragraph (1) shall be 60 calendar days if an agreement, 
     including all materials required to be transmitted to 
     Congress pursuant to subsection (a)(1), is transmitted 
     pursuant to subsection (a) between July 10, 2015, and 
     September 7, 2015.
       ``(3) Limitation on actions during initial congressional 
     review period.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     except as provided in paragraph (6), prior to and during the 
     period for transmission of an agreement in subsection (a)(1) 
     and during the period for congressional review provided in 
     paragraph (1), including any additional period as applicable 
     under the exception provided in paragraph (2), the President 
     may not waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or 
     otherwise limit the application of statutory sanctions with 
     respect to Iran under any provision of law or refrain from 
     applying any such sanctions pursuant to an agreement 
     described in subsection (a).
       ``(4) Limitation on actions during presidential 
     consideration of a joint resolution of disapproval.--
     Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as 
     provided in paragraph (6), if a joint resolution of 
     disapproval described in subsection (c)(2)(B) passes the 
     Congress, the President may not waive, suspend, reduce, 
     provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of 
     statutory sanctions with respect to Iran under any provision 
     of law or refrain from applying any such sanctions pursuant 
     to an agreement described in subsection (a) for a period of 
     12 calendar days following the date of passage of the joint 
     resolution of disapproval.
       ``(5) Limitation on actions during congressional 
     reconsideration of a joint resolution of disapproval.--
     Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as 
     provided in paragraph (6), if a joint resolution of 
     disapproval described in subsection (c)(2)(B) passes the 
     Congress, and the President vetoes such joint resolution, the 
     President may not waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief 
     from, or otherwise limit the application of statutory 
     sanctions with respect to Iran under any provision of law or 
     refrain from applying any such sanctions pursuant to an 
     agreement described in subsection (a) for a period of 10 
     calendar days following the date of the President's veto.
       ``(6) Exception.--The prohibitions under paragraphs (3) 
     through (5) do not apply to any new deferral, waiver, or 
     other suspension of statutory sanctions pursuant to the Joint 
     Plan of Action if that deferral, waiver, or other suspension 
     is made--
       ``(A) consistent with the law in effect on the date of the 
     enactment of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015; 
     and
       ``(B) not later than 45 calendar days before the 
     transmission by the President of an agreement, assessment 
     report, and certification under subsection (a).
       ``(7) Limitation on actions based on inspections and 
     transparency.--The President, the Secretary of the Treasury, 
     the Secretary of State, and any other Executive branch 
     officer or agency may not waive, suspend, reduce, provide 
     relief from, or otherwise limit the application of statutory 
     sanctions with respect to Iran under any provision of law or 
     refrain from applying any such sanctions pursuant to an 
     agreement described under subsection (a) until the President 
     makes the following certifications:
       ``(A) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will 
     have access anytime without notice to all of Iran's nuclear 
     facilities, including to Iran's enrichment facility at Natanz 
     and its former enrichment facility at Fordow, and all of 
     Iran's military facilities, and including the use of the most 
     up-to-date, modern monitoring technologies.
       ``(B) Inspectors will have access to the supply chain that 
     supports Iran's nuclear program. The new transparency and 
     inspections mechanisms will closely monitor materials and 
     components to prevent diversion to a secret program.

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       ``(C) Inspectors will have access to uranium mines and 
     continuous surveillance at uranium mills, where Iran produces 
     yellowcake, for 25 years.
       ``(D) Inspectors will have continuous surveillance of 
     Iran's centrifuge rotors and bellows production and storage 
     facilities for 20 years, and Iran's centrifuge manufacturing 
     base will be frozen and under continuous surveillance.
       ``(E) All centrifuges and enrichment infrastructure removed 
     from Fordow and Natanz will be placed under continuous 
     monitoring by the IAEA.
       ``(F) As an additional transparency measure, a dedicated 
     procurement channel for Iran's nuclear program will be 
     established to monitor and approve, on a case by case basis, 
     the supply, sale, or transfer to Iran of certain nuclear-
     related and dual use materials and technology.
       ``(G) Iran has agreed to implement the Additional Protocol 
     of the IAEA, providing the IAEA much greater access and 
     information regarding Iran's nuclear program, including both 
     declared and undeclared facilities.
       ``(H) Iran will be required to grant access to the IAEA to 
     investigate suspicious sites or allegations of a covert 
     enrichment facility, conversion facility, centrifuge 
     production facility, or yellowcake production facility 
     anywhere in the country.
       ``(I) Iran has agreed to implement Modified Code 3.1 
     requiring early notification of construction of new 
     facilities.
       ``(8) Limitation on actions based on the possible military 
     dimensions of iran's nuclear program.--The President, the 
     Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of State, and any 
     other Executive branch officer or agency may not waive, 
     suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the 
     application of statutory sanctions with respect to Iran under 
     any provision of law or refrain from applying any such 
     sanctions pursuant to an agreement described under subsection 
     (a) until the President has certified to Congress that the 
     Government of Iran has fully and verifiably disclosed all of 
     Iran's Possible Military Dimensions associated with the 
     Iranian nuclear program.
       ``(9) Limitation on actions based on the status of hardened 
     underground enrichment facilities.--The President, the 
     Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of State, and any 
     other Executive branch officer or agency may not waive, 
     suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the 
     application of statutory sanctions with respect to Iran under 
     any provision of law or refrain from applying any such 
     sanctions pursuant to an agreement described under subsection 
     (a) until the President has certified to Congress that the 
     Government of Iran has permanently closed or rendered 
     inoperable all of its hardened underground facilities 
     associated with the Iranian nuclear program.
       ``(c) Effect of Congressional Action With Respect to 
     Nuclear Agreements With Iran.--
       ``(1) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress 
     that--
       ``(A) the sanctions regime imposed on Iran by Congress is 
     primarily responsible for bringing Iran to the table to 
     negotiate on its nuclear program;
       ``(B) these negotiations are a critically important matter 
     of national security and foreign policy for the United States 
     and its closest allies;
       ``(C) this section does not require a vote by Congress for 
     the agreement to commence;
       ``(D) this section provides for congressional review, 
     including, as appropriate, for approval, disapproval, or no 
     action on statutory sanctions relief under an agreement; and
       ``(E) 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, in 
     an orderly and deliberative manner, to consider and, as 
     appropriate, take action affecting the statutory sanctions 
     regime imposed by Congress.
       ``(2) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, action involving any measure of statutory sanctions 
     relief by the United States pursuant to an agreement subject 
     to subsection (a) or the Joint Plan of Action--
       ``(A) may be taken, consistent with existing statutory 
     requirements for such action, if, during the period for 
     review provided in subsection (b), the Congress adopts, and 
     there is enacted, a joint resolution stating in substance 
     that the Congress does favor the agreement;
       ``(B) may not be taken if, during the period for review 
     provided in subsection (b), the Congress adopts, and there is 
     enacted, a joint resolution stating in substance that the 
     Congress does not favor the agreement; or
       ``(C) may be taken, consistent with existing statutory 
     requirements for such action, if, following the period for 
     review provided in subsection (b), there is not enacted any 
     such joint resolution.
       ``(3) Definition.--For the purposes of this subsection, the 
     phrase `action involving any measure of statutory sanctions 
     relief by the United States' shall include waiver, 
     suspension, reduction, or other effort to provide relief 
     from, or otherwise limit the application of statutory 
     sanctions with respect to, Iran under any provision of law or 
     any other effort to refrain from applying any such sanctions.
       ``(d) Congressional Oversight of Iranian Compliance With 
     Nuclear Agreements.--
       ``(1) In general.--The President shall keep the appropriate 
     congressional committees and leadership fully and currently 
     informed of all aspects of Iranian compliance with respect to 
     an agreement subject to subsection (a).
       ``(2) Potentially significant breaches and compliance 
     incidents.--The President shall, within 10 calendar days of 
     receiving credible and accurate information relating to a 
     potentially significant breach or compliance incident by Iran 
     with respect to an agreement subject to subsection (a), 
     submit such information to the appropriate congressional 
     committees and leadership.
       ``(3) Material breach report.--Not later than 30 calendar 
     days after submitting information about a potentially 
     significant breach or compliance incident pursuant to 
     paragraph (2), the President shall make a determination 
     whether such potentially significant breach or compliance 
     issue constitutes a material breach and, if there is such a 
     material breach, whether Iran has cured such material breach, 
     and shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees 
     and leadership such determination, accompanied by, as 
     appropriate, a report on the action or failure to act by Iran 
     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.
       ``(4) Semi-annual report.--Not later than 180 calendar days 
     after entering into an agreement described in subsection (a), 
     and not less frequently than once every 180 calendar days 
     thereafter, the President shall submit to the appropriate 
     congressional committees and leadership a report on Iran's 
     nuclear program and the compliance of Iran with the agreement 
     during the period covered by the report, including the 
     following elements:
       ``(A) Any action or failure to act by Iran that breached 
     the agreement or is in noncompliance with the terms of the 
     agreement.
       ``(B) Any delay by Iran of more than one week in providing 
     inspectors access to facilities, people, and documents in 
     Iran as required by the agreement.
       ``(C) Any progress made by Iran to resolve concerns by the 
     International Atomic Energy Agency about possible military 
     dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.
       ``(D) Any procurement by Iran of materials in violation of 
     the agreement or which could otherwise significantly advance 
     Iran's ability to obtain a nuclear weapon.
       ``(E) Any centrifuge research and development conducted by 
     Iran that--
       ``(i) is not in compliance with the agreement; or
       ``(ii) may substantially enhance the breakout time of 
     acquisition of a nuclear weapon by Iran, if deployed.
       ``(F) Any diversion by Iran of uranium, carbon-fiber, or 
     other materials for use in Iran's nuclear program in 
     violation of the agreement.
       ``(G) Any covert nuclear activities undertaken by Iran, 
     including any covert nuclear weapons-related or covert 
     fissile material activities or research and development.
       ``(H) An assessment of whether any Iranian financial 
     institutions are engaged in money laundering or terrorist 
     finance activities, including names of specific financial 
     institutions if applicable.
       ``(I) Iran's advances in its ballistic missile program, 
     including developments related to its long-range and inter-
     continental ballistic missile programs.
       ``(J) An assessment of--
       ``(i) whether Iran directly supported, financed, planned, 
     or carried out an act of terrorism against the United States 
     or a United States person anywhere in the world;
       ``(ii) whether, and the extent to which, Iran supported 
     acts of terrorism, including acts of terrorism against the 
     United States or a United States person anywhere in the 
     world;
       ``(iii) all actions, including in international fora, being 
     taken by the United States to stop, counter, and condemn acts 
     by Iran to directly or indirectly carry out acts of terrorism 
     against the United States and United States persons;
       ``(iv) the impact on the national security of the United 
     States and the safety of United States citizens as a result 
     of any Iranian actions reported under this paragraph; and
       ``(v) all of the sanctions relief provided to Iran, 
     pursuant to the agreement, and a description of the 
     relationship between each sanction waived, suspended, or 
     deferred and Iran's nuclear weapon's program.
       ``(K) An assessment of whether violations of 
     internationally recognized human rights in Iran have changed, 
     increased, or decreased, as compared to the prior 180-day 
     period.
       ``(5) Additional reports and information.--
       ``(A) Agency reports.--Following submission of an agreement 
     pursuant to subsection (a) to the appropriate congressional 
     committees and leadership, the Department of State, the 
     Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense shall, 
     upon the request of any of those committees or leadership, 
     promptly furnish to those committees or leadership their 
     views as to whether the safeguards and other controls 
     contained in the agreement with respect to Iran's nuclear 
     program provide an adequate framework to ensure that Iran's 
     activities permitted thereunder will not be inimical to or 
     constitute an unreasonable risk to the common defense and 
     security.

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       ``(B) Provision of information on nuclear initiatives with 
     iran.--The President shall keep the appropriate congressional 
     committees and leadership fully and currently informed of any 
     initiative or negotiations with Iran relating to Iran's 
     nuclear program, including any new or amended agreement.
       ``(6) Compliance certification.--After the review period 
     provided in subsection (b), the President shall, not less 
     than every 90 calendar days--
       ``(A) determine whether the President is able to certify 
     that--
       ``(i) Iran is transparently, verifiably, and fully 
     implementing the agreement, including all related technical 
     or additional agreements;
       ``(ii) Iran has not committed a material breach with 
     respect to the agreement or, if Iran has committed a material 
     breach, Iran has cured the material breach;
       ``(iii) Iran has not taken any action, including covert 
     action, that could significantly advance its nuclear weapons 
     program; and
       ``(iv) suspension of sanctions related to Iran pursuant to 
     the agreement is--

       ``(I) appropriate and proportionate to the specific and 
     verifiable measures taken by Iran with respect to terminating 
     its illicit nuclear program; and
       ``(II) vital to the national security interests of the 
     United States; and

       ``(B) if the President determines he is able to make the 
     certification described in subparagraph (A), make such 
     certification to the appropriate congressional committees and 
     leadership.
       ``(7) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress 
     that--
       ``(A) United States sanctions on Iran for terrorism, human 
     rights abuses, and ballistic missiles will remain in place 
     under an agreement, as defined in subsection (h)(1);
       ``(B) issues not addressed by an agreement on the nuclear 
     program of Iran, including fair and appropriate compensation 
     for Americans who were terrorized and subjected to torture 
     while held in captivity for 444 days after the seizure of the 
     United States Embassy in Tehran, Iran, in 1979 and their 
     families, 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 worldwide by 
     the Government of Iran, are matters critical to ensure 
     justice and the national security of the United States, and 
     should be expeditiously addressed;
       ``(C) the President should determine the agreement in no 
     way compromises the commitment of the United States to 
     Israel's security, nor its support for Israel's right to 
     exist; and
       ``(D) in order to responsibly 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, as necessary, take action to modify 
     the statutory sanctions regime imposed by Congress.
       ``(e) Expedited Consideration of Legislation.--
       ``(1) In general.--In the event the President does not 
     submit a certification pursuant to subsection (d)(6) or has 
     determined pursuant to subsection (d)(3) that Iran has 
     materially breached an agreement subject to subsection (a) 
     and the material breach has not been cured, Congress may 
     initiate within 60 calendar days expedited consideration of 
     qualifying legislation pursuant to this subsection.
       ``(2) Qualifying legislation defined.--For purposes of this 
     subsection, the term `qualifying legislation' means only a 
     bill of either House of Congress--
       ``(A) the title of which is as follows: `A bill reinstating 
     statutory sanctions imposed with respect to Iran.'; and
       ``(B) the matter after the enacting clause of which is: 
     `Any statutory sanctions imposed with respect to Iran 
     pursuant to ______ that were waived, suspended, reduced, or 
     otherwise relieved pursuant to an agreement submitted 
     pursuant to section 135(a) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 
     are hereby reinstated and any action by the United States 
     Government to facilitate the release of funds or assets to 
     Iran pursuant to such agreement, or provide any further 
     waiver, suspension, reduction, or other relief pursuant to 
     such agreement is hereby prohibited.', with the blank space 
     being filled in with the law or laws under which sanctions 
     are to be reinstated.
       ``(3) Introduction.--During the 60-calendar day period 
     provided for in paragraph (1), qualifying legislation may be 
     introduced--
       ``(A) in the House of Representatives, by the majority 
     leader or the minority leader; and
       ``(B) in the Senate, by the majority leader (or the 
     majority leader's designee) or the minority leader (or the 
     minority leader's designee).
       ``(4) Floor consideration in house of representatives.--
       ``(A) Reporting and discharge.--If a committee of the House 
     to which qualifying legislation has been referred has not 
     reported such qualifying legislation within 10 legislative 
     days after the date of referral, that committee shall be 
     discharged from further consideration thereof.
       ``(B) Proceeding to consideration.--Beginning on the third 
     legislative day after each committee to which qualifying 
     legislation has been referred reports it to the House or has 
     been discharged from further consideration thereof, it shall 
     be in order to move to proceed to consider the qualifying 
     legislation in the House. All points of order against the 
     motion are waived. Such a motion shall not be in order after 
     the House has disposed of a motion to proceed on the 
     qualifying legislation with regard to the same agreement. The 
     previous question shall be considered as ordered on the 
     motion to its adoption without intervening motion. The motion 
     shall not be debatable. A motion to reconsider the vote by 
     which the motion is disposed of shall not be in order.
       ``(C) Consideration.--The qualifying legislation shall be 
     considered as read. All points of order against the 
     qualifying legislation and against its consideration are 
     waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered 
     on the qualifying legislation to final passage without 
     intervening motion except two hours of debate equally divided 
     and controlled by the sponsor of the qualifying legislation 
     (or a designee) and an opponent. A motion to reconsider the 
     vote on passage of the qualifying legislation shall not be in 
     order.
       ``(5) Consideration in the senate.--
       ``(A) Committee referral.--Qualifying legislation 
     introduced in the Senate shall be referred to the Committee 
     on Foreign Relations.
       ``(B) Reporting and discharge.--If the Committee on Foreign 
     Relations has not reported such qualifying legislation within 
     10 session days after the date of referral of such 
     legislation, that committee shall be discharged from further 
     consideration of such legislation and the qualifying 
     legislation shall be placed on the appropriate calendar.
       ``(C) Proceeding to consideration.--Notwithstanding Rule 
     XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, it is in order at 
     any time after the committee authorized to consider 
     qualifying legislation reports it to the Senate or has been 
     discharged from its consideration (even though a previous 
     motion to the same effect has been disagreed to) to move to 
     proceed to the consideration of qualifying legislation, and 
     all points of order against qualifying legislation (and 
     against consideration of the qualifying legislation) are 
     waived. The motion to proceed is not debatable. The motion is 
     not subject to a motion to postpone. A motion to reconsider 
     the vote by which the motion is agreed to or disagreed to 
     shall not be in order. If a motion to proceed to the 
     consideration of the qualifying legislation is agreed to, the 
     qualifying legislation shall remain the unfinished business 
     until disposed of.
       ``(D) Debate.--Debate on qualifying legislation, and on all 
     debatable motions and appeals in connection therewith, shall 
     be limited to not more than 10 hours, which shall be divided 
     equally between the majority and minority leaders or their 
     designees. A motion to further limit debate is in order and 
     not debatable. An amendment to, or a motion to postpone, or a 
     motion to proceed to the consideration of other business, or 
     a motion to recommit the qualifying legislation is not in 
     order.
       ``(E) Vote on passage.--The vote on passage shall occur 
     immediately following the conclusion of the debate on the 
     qualifying legislation and a single quorum call at the 
     conclusion of the debate, if requested in accordance with the 
     rules of the Senate.
       ``(F) Rulings of the chair on procedure.--Appeals from the 
     decisions of the Chair relating to the application of the 
     rules of the Senate, as the case may be, to the procedure 
     relating to qualifying legislation shall be decided without 
     debate.
       ``(G) Consideration of veto messages.--Debate in the Senate 
     of any veto message with respect to qualifying legislation, 
     including all debatable motions and appeals in connection 
     with such qualifying legislation, shall be limited to 10 
     hours, to be equally divided between, and controlled by, the 
     majority leader and the minority leader or their designees.
       ``(6) Rules relating to senate and house of 
     representatives.--
       ``(A) Coordination with action by other house.--If, before 
     the passage by one House of qualifying legislation of that 
     House, that House receives qualifying legislation from the 
     other House, then the following procedures shall apply:
       ``(i) The qualifying legislation of the other House shall 
     not be referred to a committee.
       ``(ii) With respect to qualifying legislation of the House 
     receiving the legislation--

       ``(I) the procedure in that House shall be the same as if 
     no qualifying legislation had been received from the other 
     House; but
       ``(II) the vote on passage shall be on the qualifying 
     legislation of the other House.

       ``(B) Treatment of a bill of other house.--If one House 
     fails to introduce qualifying legislation under this section, 
     the qualifying legislation of the other House shall be 
     entitled to expedited floor procedures under this section.
       ``(C) Treatment of companion measures.--If, following 
     passage of the qualifying legislation in the Senate, the 
     Senate then receives a companion measure from the House of 
     Representatives, the companion measure shall not be 
     debatable.
       ``(D) Application to revenue measures.--The provisions of 
     this paragraph shall not apply in the House of 
     Representatives to qualifying legislation which is a revenue 
     measure.
       ``(f) Rules of House of Representatives and Senate.--
     Subsection (e) is enacted by Congress--
       ``(1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate 
     and the House of Representatives, respectively, and as such 
     are deemed a

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     part of the rules of each House, respectively, but applicable 
     only with respect to the procedure to be followed in that 
     House in the case of legislation described in those sections, 
     and supersede other rules only to the extent that they are 
     inconsistent with such rules; and
       ``(2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of 
     either House to change the rules (so far as relating to the 
     procedure of that House) at any time, in the same manner, and 
     to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of that 
     House.
       ``(g) Rules of Construction.--Nothing in the section shall 
     be construed as--
       ``(1) modifying, or having any other impact on, the 
     President's authority to negotiate, enter into, or implement 
     appropriate executive agreements, other than the restrictions 
     on implementation of the agreements specifically covered by 
     this section;
       ``(2) 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 described in subsection (a) during the period for 
     review provided in subsection (b);
       ``(3) revoking or terminating any statutory sanctions 
     imposed on Iran; or
       ``(4) authorizing the use of military force against Iran.
       ``(h) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Agreement.--The term `agreement' means an agreement 
     related to the nuclear program of Iran that includes the 
     United States, commits the United States to take action, or 
     pursuant to which the United States commits or otherwise 
     agrees to take action, regardless of the form it takes, 
     whether a political commitment or otherwise, and regardless 
     of whether it is legally binding or not, including any joint 
     comprehensive plan of action entered into or made between 
     Iran and any other parties, and any additional materials 
     related thereto, including annexes, appendices, codicils, 
     side agreements, implementing materials, documents, and 
     guidance, technical or other understandings, and any related 
     agreements, whether entered into or implemented prior to the 
     agreement or to be entered into or implemented in the future.
       ``(2) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
     `appropriate congressional committees' means the Committee on 
     Finance, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
     Affairs, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on Financial 
     Services, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives.
       ``(3) Appropriate congressional committees and 
     leadership.--The term `appropriate congressional committees 
     and leadership' means the Committee on Finance, the Committee 
     on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Select Committee 
     on Intelligence, and the Committee on Foreign Relations, and 
     the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on Financial 
     Services, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Speaker, Majority 
     Leader, and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives.
       ``(4) Iranian financial institution.--The term `Iranian 
     financial institution' has the meaning given the term in 
     section 104A(d) of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, 
     Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (22 U.S.C. 
     8513b(d)).
       ``(5) Joint plan of action.--The term `Joint Plan of 
     Action' means the Joint Plan of Action, signed at Geneva 
     November 24, 2013, by Iran and by France, Germany, the 
     Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, the 
     United Kingdom, and the United States, and all implementing 
     materials and agreements related to the Joint Plan of Action, 
     including the technical understandings reached on January 12, 
     2014, the extension thereto agreed to on July 18, 2014, the 
     extension agreed to on November 24, 2014, and any materially 
     identical extension that is agreed to on or after the date of 
     the enactment of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 
     2015.
       ``(6) EU-iran joint statement.--The term `EU-Iran Joint 
     Statement' means only the Joint Statement by EU High 
     Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign 
     Minister Javad Zarif made on April 2, 2015, at Lausanne, 
     Switzerland.
       ``(7) Material breach.--The term `material breach' means, 
     with respect to an agreement described in subsection (a), any 
     breach of the agreement, or in the case of non-binding 
     commitments, any failure to perform those commitments, that 
     substantially--
       ``(A) benefits Iran's nuclear program;
       ``(B) decreases the amount of time required by Iran to 
     achieve a nuclear weapon; or
       ``(C) deviates from or undermines the purposes of such 
     agreement.
       ``(8) Noncompliance defined.--The term `noncompliance' 
     means any departure from the terms of an agreement described 
     in subsection (a) that is not a material breach.
       ``(9) P5+1 countries.--The term `P5+1 countries' means the 
     United States, France, the Russian Federation, the People's 
     Republic of China, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
       ``(10) United states person.--The term `United States 
     person' has the meaning given that term in section 101 of the 
     Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment 
     Act of 2010 (22 U.S.C. 8511).''.

     SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

       The amendment made by section 2
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  SA 1198. Mr. COTTON (for Mr. Rubio) proposed an amendment to 
amendment SA 1197 proposed by Mr. Cotton to the bill H.R. 1191, 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; as follows:

       On page 3, line 20, of the amendment, strike ``purpose.'' 
     and insert the following: ``purpose; and
       ``(iii) the President determines Iran's leaders have 
     publically accepted Israel's right to exist as a Jewish 
     state.

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