Roskam’s “messaging” idea may have caught on. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
In mid-August, Rep. Peter Roskam’s office said the Illinois Republican’s resolution condemning the Iran nuclear deal was just a messaging vehicle, a way for members to go on the record early in opposition to the agreement.
It wouldn’t, aides said, interfere with Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce’s formal disapproval resolution to block implementation of the deal by President Barack Obama’s administration and other world powers.
But last week, the co-chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus decided he wasn’t finished yet, and now Roskam is threatening to derail House Republican leadership’s plans to debate and vote on the resolution within the next three days. Full story