Sen. Tim Johnson Won't Consider Iran Sanctions Bill

The South Dakota Democrat, who is serving as Senate Banking Committee chairman, says the only way for the bill to reach the Senate floor is for it to bypass his committee


If the Senate votes on an Iran sanctions bill in the coming weeks, don't expect it to go through the regular committee process.

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) said on Monday evening that the only way a sanctions bill from Iran hawks will be considered while diplomatic talks continue is by skipping his committee of jurisdiction and taking it straight to the Senate floor.