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A Look at Where Senate Democrats Stand on the Iran Deal

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Thursday, 03 Sep 2015 04:14 PM

Congress will vote this month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions.

Republicans who control both chambers of Congress are unanimously opposed to the deal. They need a majority in the 435-member House and 60 of 100 votes in the Senate to pass the disapproval resolution.

If the resolution does pass, President Barack Obama has pledged to veto it. At that point, opponents would need to muster two-thirds majorities in both the House and the Senate to override Obama's veto.

In the Senate, 36 senators have announced they support the deal. Forty-one votes would be required to filibuster the disapproval resolution in the first place and prevent it from passing.

A breakdown of where the 46 members of the Democratic caucus in the Senate stand:

SUPPORT (36)

Tammy Baldwin

Cory Booker

Barbara Boxer

Sherrod Brown

Tom Carper

Bob Casey

Chris Coons

Joe Donnelly

Dick Durbin

Dianne Feinstein

Al Franken

Kirsten Gillibrand

Martin Heinrich

Mazie Hirono

Tim Kaine

Angus King

Amy Klobuchar

Patrick Leahy

Ed Markey

Claire McCaskill

Jeff Merkley

Barbara Mikulski

Chris Murphy

Patty Murray

Bill Nelson

Jack Reed

Harry Reid

Bernie Sanders

Brian Schatz

Jeanne Shaheen

Debbie Stabenow

Jon Tester

Tom Udall

Mark Warner

Elizabeth Warren

Sheldon Whitehouse

OPPOSED (2)

Chuck Schumer

Robert Menendez

UNDECLARED (8)

Michael Bennet

Richard Blumenthal

Maria Cantwell

Ben Cardin

Heidi Heitkamp

Joe Manchin

Gary Peters

Ron Wyden

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