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S 2040 - Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act - National Key Vote

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Title: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for damages caused by terrorism within the United States.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that the federal government can seek court action on a foreign nation that knowingly or recklessly contributes directly or indirectly to persons or organizations that pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes the broadest possible basis for civil litigation against foreign governments and those suspected of directly or indirectly engaging in terrorist activities against the United States (Sec. 2).

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that authorizes courts to hear cases involving claims against a foreign state for damages caused by terrorism within the United States.

Highlights:

  • Specifies that the federal government can seek court action on a foreign nation that knowingly or recklessly contributes directly or indirectly to persons or organizations that pose a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes the broadest possible basis for civil litigation against foreign governments and those suspected of directly or indirectly engaging in terrorist activities against the United States (Sec. 2).

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Title: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

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