Dem lawmaker: Congress must play role in Iran deal

The top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee tells The Hill that Congress must have a say in any agreement the White House strikes on limiting Iran's nuclear powers. 
 
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Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) refrained from backing specific legislation to ensure that Congress can approve or reject a possible deal with Iran. However, he told The Hill's Molly Hooper, "I would oppose something that would not give Congress a role." 
 
Asked if the White House should release all details of a negotiated agreement, Engel responded, "No ... they've been negotiating, the administration, they've got a right to sign a bill or shake hands on a bill but I think we in Congress have a right — we're a separate branch of government and we have an important say." 
 
Watch the video above to see Engel's comments.