Sen. Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats, suggesting they flip-flopped on the legislation.
The bill would require Iran to first pay damages to terror victims.
Kristina Wong and Rebecca Kheel 10/01/15 01:49 PM EDT
The president has issued a veto threat over defense and nondefense spending levels.
The move would allow the bank to get a floor vote without leadership's support.
The legislation is spearheaded by Ben Cardin, a Democrat who opposed the Iran deal.
Julian Hattem 10/01/15 12:06 PM EDT
“This investigation has never been about former Secretary of State Clinton."
Proposal includes some reductions in mandatory minimum sentencing.
The calls from Senate Democrats are fallout from comments by Kevin McCarthy.
Democrats have asked their colleagues to block the bill.
Previous reports say some U.S. troops were told to ignore abuse of young boys by Afghan forces.