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GOP delays Iran sanctions vote for State of the Union

The Senate Banking Committee will hold its markup next week after Democrats cry foul.
Awash in the golden light of sunset, the U.S. Capitol casts its image upon the Reflecting Pool in Washington January 20, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the Capitol this evening. 

Republicans say they delayed an initial vote on Iran sanctions this week as a sop to Democrats but promised to move full-steam-ahead next week.

Meanwhile, the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, came out forcefully against what he called a "rush" to action under newly minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

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