WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal has survived a key vote in the Senate, in a victory for President Barack Obama.

Democrats held together to block a resolution of disapproval against the deal. The vote was 58-42 in favor of proceeding, but 60 votes were needed for the resolution to advance to a final vote.

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The outcome means the disapproval resolution will not reach Obama’s desk, and the nuclear deal will move forward unchecked by Congress.

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Senate Republicans are vowing they’ll keep on fighting. House Republicans also are still maneuvering to find a way to stop the international agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program. But those efforts seem unlikely to produce results.

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