Scalise re-elected House majority whip; Landrieu votes against Reid as Senate leader _lowres

Associated Press file photo by MELINDA DESLATTE -- Republican House Majority Whip U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, will discuss President Barack Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran during a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jefferson Parish Council chamber on the East Bank, his office said Tuesday.

Scalise, the House majority whip, will be joined by American Enterprise Institute scholar Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon official who specializes in the Middle East, Turkey and Iran.

The East Bank council chamber is on the second floor of the Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this month on a resolution disapproving the Iran agreement. That would hinder Obama’s authority to waive sanctions in return for limits on Iran’s nuclear program, but Republicans are not expected to have the votes to override a veto from the president, at least not in the Senate.

Scalise lambasted the deal in a written statement. He said it would allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon at the end of the agreement if it fully complies with all of the pact’s terms, and that must not happen, he said.

“This dangerous deal with Iran will weaken America’s national security,” he said in his statement.