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Health Care Dispute Could Delay Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate delay over an unrelated health care issue could be the silver lining for President Barack Obama in his appeal to Congress to hold off on a new round of Iran sanctions.
    
Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana wants a vote on his measure to make lawmakers disclose which of their aides are enrolling in the president's new health care law as part of an ongoing effort to discredit "Obamacare." He wants a vote as part of the pharmaceutical bill.
    
That could delay Senate action next week on the annual defense policy bill that is certain to attract an amendment to impose a new round of penalties on Iran.
    
Obama has spoken to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other senators in a plea to hold off on sanctions.

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