The Senate approved a bill to bar a man with ties to the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis who's been tapped to be Iran's ambassador to the United Nations from entering the United States.
By voice vote, Republicans and Democrats united behind the legislation sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that reflected congressional animosity toward Tehran and its selection of Hamid Aboutalebi. Iran's envoy choice was a member of a student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.