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For Immediate Release:  April 14, 2015

Contact: Jonathan Gilad, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
jgilad@thejcpa.org; 202-212-6031

Bipartisan Senate Deal is An Example of America at Its Best

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) commends the willingness of President Obama and the U.S. Senate to work together to find a compromise that would allow Congressional review of any future agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The Administration indicated today that the President would sign the current version of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 because of a deal negotiated by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and ranking member Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md).

“This is the way that government is supposed to work,” said Rabbi Steve Gutow, President of the JCPA. “Bipartisan consensus is a sign of a pragmatic government that moves in a positive direction. Today’s compromise indicates that our government does not have to be gridlocked by ideological rigidity and hostile, divisive rhetoric.”

“We believe in a government that is willing both to talk and to listen,” said Susan W. Turnbull, Chair of the JCPA. “Stopping the Iranian nuclear program  is vitally important to the American people, and we need to channel all of our energy into working together to find the best solution to this challenge. Divisive and partisan tactics will only distract us from our common goal.”

JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 17 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.

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