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Setback for Republicans who want to block Iran nuclear agreement
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans faced a significant, but expected, setback Wednesday when Democrats secured the 34 Senate votes they need to sustain a presidential veto of GOP legislation that would scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement. Still, Republican leaders vowed to press forward with a rigorous debate over the merits of the deal and are looking at House and Senate votes as early as next week to show that while President Barack Obama is now assured to get his Iran deal, a majority of lawmakers still oppose it.