Where suburban members of Congress stand on Iran deal
Suburban members of Illinois' congressional delegation are largely divided along partisan lines on the deal to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for ending economic sanctions, with Republicans opposing the agreement and Democrats supporting it.
Here are their views:
Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold of Kenilworth
"Because of this deal, the world is more dangerous and war is more likely. Congress can and must step forward to reject this dangerous pact."
Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates
"I am committed to standing by our ally Israel and remain cautious and concerned about Iran's intentions. As I review this agreement, my focus will be on making sure that any sanctions relief is tied to a strong, verifiable inspection regime."
Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield
"The United States, working with our allies, has reached a historic agreement with Iran that, according to President Obama and Secretary Kerry, will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. I commend our negotiators for this critical effort. Finding a diplomatic solution will make our country, our allies, and the world a safer place."
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville
"As the only Ph.D. scientist in Congress, I will continue to be fully engaged on the congressional oversight of the technical details of the proposed nuclear agreement. This agreement should be based on verification, not trust, and the technical details are crucial."
Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren of Winfield
"Major powers have reached a framework to check the nuclear ambitions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but based on what we've seen already, I am concerned this agreement is a setback for American and global security."
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park
"I am gravely concerned that the nuclear agreement will condemn the next generation to living with an Iranian nuclear power in the Persian Gulf and ultimately endanger the security of the United States, Israel, and other regional allies over the long term."
Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton
"The final agreement reached today marks a U-turn on economic sanctions that were working to cripple Iran's economy and force meaningful, permanent concessions from the regime. In fact, the deal all but ensures Iran will be come a nuclear power in our lifetime."
Democratic U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Evanston
"This agreement will not solve every problem -- and I stand with the president in his pledge to do even more to protect Israel's security and combat ISIS. But this deal will prevent Iran from posing the most serious problem -- a nuclear threat. Now that our negotiators have succeeded, I stand ready to make sure this agreement moves forward."