High-stakes lobbying on Iran deal; pressure for Congress

FILE - In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, after attending a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and the House Democratic Caucus to talk about the Iran nuclear deal. The lobbying fight is on to persuade lawmakers to vote for or against the nuclear deal the U.S. and other world powers just signed with Iran. Israel, the highest ranking Jewish Democrat in the House, acknowledged but tried to downplay the lobbying, saying that jobs and paychecks, not the Iranian deal, will still dominate town hall meetings during Congress’ traditional August recess. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States raced in and out of offices on Capitol Hill, trying to persuade lawmakers that the nuclear deal with Iran is a historic mistake.


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