Sen. Patty Murray indicated Congress could change the cuts to military pension benefits.
*** UPDATE *** A spokesman for Murray emails First Read, "Murray hasn’t indicated that a fix is coming – she simply pointed out that provision doesn’t kick in for two years and there are legislative fixes out there including from [Democratic Sens.] Shaheen and Pryor."
National Journal: “A bipartisan group of senators will soon introduce legislation that would level new sanctions against Iran, defying pleas from President Obama for Congress to wait while the administration works toward a comprehensive deal. Lawmakers are circulating legislation to impose additional sanctions that would kick in after the six-month negotiating window to reach a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program runs out, or if Iran fails to hold up its end of the bargain in the interim. The exact timing of the legislation's introduction will be largely up to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., who is leading the bipartisan sanctions effort with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.”
First published December 19 2013, 6:03 AM