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Boehner: 'Very Possible' I Might Sue Obama Over Iran Deal

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By    |   Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 04:12 PM

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that it was "very possible" that he might sue President Barack Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, a day after a federal judge ruled that the Ohio Republican's lawsuit on Obamacare could move forward.

At his weekly news conference, Boehner said that he believed that Obama had not presented to Congress the full deal with Tehran for review. That is required by law.

"If you read the provisions in [the congressional review law], it's pretty clear that the president has not complied," Boehner said, according to Politico. "Because it makes clear that any side agreements and any other type of an agreement — including those that do not directly involve us — must be turned over as part of it."

"I do not believe that he's complied," he said.

Boehner called the accord, which was reached in July, "worse than anything I could've ever imagined."

Under the deal, Tehran would receive as much as $150 billion that has been held up over the past five years through crippling economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear arsenal.

Republicans lack the votes to stop the deal, with 41 Democratic senators saying that they would support it. The Senate is expected to vote later Thursday on the deal.

The House is expected to vote Thursday and Friday on portions of the accord.

The deadline for a congressional vote on the Iran deal is Sept. 17.

Regarding the Obamacare action, U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled Wednesday that the House could pursue its claim that the administration violated the Constitution when it spent public money that was not appropriated by Congress.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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