The Senate Democrats blocked on Wednesday the Senate from considering an Energy and Water Appropriations bill because they did not want to vote on an amendment offered by Senator Cotton. This amendment would prohibit the Administration from spending $8.6 million to purchase heavy water from Iran. Congressman Palmer (R-AL) is dismayed by the action and offers the following statement:
"Before the ink was dry on the nuclear deal, Iran was already violating it by conducting ballistic missile tests. Instead of holding Iran accountable, this Administration has decided to aid and abet Iran by helping to finance the effort. Spending tax dollars to subsidize Iran's efforts to further de-stabilize the region and pursue a nuclear weapon is irresponsible. America has more than one location that produces heavy water. The Obama Administration and Senate Democrats should be held accountable for these irresponsible actions."