Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) just praised a bill pushed by Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Right way and wrong way Keystone XL pipeline clears major hurdle despite recent leak MORE to put more pressure on Iran.

The bill, proposed last year by Obama and Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and then-Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.), seeks to make it easier for U.S. investors to divest themselves from assets controlled by companies tied to Iran.

Reid said the bill would "place severe costs" on the Islamic state.

"More senators should join this," Reid said.

He did not mention Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE in the Iran portion of his address.