Rep. Matt Salmon Comments on Veto Override


Date: Sept. 28, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after the House confirmed the Senate's veto override of S. 2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

"The President's veto was surprising since it prioritized foreign interests over American citizens, but today Congress showed that it answers first to the American people. I'm proud that members on both sides of the aisle joined together and put American interests ahead of party politics for this historic vote.

"The September 11th attacks were heinous, but adding insult to injury was a law barring American citizens from seeking compensation simply because some of those who assisted the perpetrators were connected with a foreign government. Today's bill rightly remedies that and gives these families access to their own courts for their own protection."