GOP senators: We want vote on any North Korea deal
© Greg Nash

Republican senators said on Tuesday that they want the Trump administration to submit any final deal between the United States and North Korea to Congress for a vote.

The push for a congressional role comes as Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement committing the United States to unspecified "security guarantees" in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. 

"Yeah, assuming there is a final agreement, they've indicted that they would bring that agreement to us in the form of a treaty," GOP Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTrump keeps tight grip on GOP Brexit and exit: A transatlantic comparison Sasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger MORE (R-Tenn.), the Foreign Relations Committee chairman, said on Tuesday. 

Sending any agreement to the Senate in the form of a treaty would require the deal to get bipartisan support and win over two-thirds of the chamber. The Obama-era State Department rankled congressional Republicans when it defined the Iran nuclear deal as a "nonbinding agreement" instead of a treaty. 

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Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisOvernight Health Care: CDC pushes for expanding HIV testing, treatment | Dem group launches ads attacking Trump on Medicare, Medicaid cuts | Hospitals, insurers spar over surprise bills | O'Rourke under pressure from left on Medicare for all Dem group launches ads attacking Trump's 'hypocrisy on Medicare and Medicaid cuts' Trump keeps tight grip on GOP MORE (R-N.C.) added that both countries are "early in the process" but if the administration is able to lock down an agreement it should be sent to Congress. 

"I think when you're talking about something as profound as maybe ending a war that we've been in for about 70 years ... I think it should take congressional action to solidify it," he added. 

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynConservatives wage assault on Mueller report Senate GOP poised to go 'nuclear' on Trump picks GOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 MORE (Texas), the Senate's No. 2 Republican, said separately on Tuesday that he believed the administration "should" submit the deal to Congress. Meanwhile, GOP Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamConservation remains a core conservative principle Graham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems eye next stage in Mueller fight MORE (R-S.C.) told NBC's "Today" that he not only wanted "to see the details, I want to vote on them."

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoIlhan Omar tells Muslim group to 'raise hell' over discrimination Seven questions AIPAC attendees should ask of Democratic presidential wannabes Five things to watch as AIPAC conference kicks off MORE indicated earlier this month that the administration intended to give a document to Congress for their approval. 

Republicans have been cautiously supportive of the talks with North Korea, while skeptical that Kim will ultimately agree to denuclearize. Meanwhile, top Democrats have ripped the talks. 

"What the U.S. has gained is vague and unverifiable at best. What North Korea has gained, however, is tangible and lasting. ... We've legitimized a brutal dictator who's starved his own people," Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable' Schumer to introduce bill naming Senate office building after McCain amid Trump uproar MORE (D-N.Y.) said from the Senate floor.