About the bill
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal commission was created to fact-find as much information as possible about the planning, funding, and carrying-out of the attacks. The final report ran more than 500 pages, but much intrigue has centered around 28 pages redacted for national security purposes. “60 Minutes” ran an investigative report this month revealing that the pages likely center around how the government of Saudi Arabia -- ostensibly a U.S. ally -- played a significant role in funding and assisting the attacks.
A controversial bill would allow U.S. courts to hold the Saudi government responsible if it is found to have played a role in funding or assisting the attacks. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, S. 2040 and H.R. 3815, has become a ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted — Veto Overridden on Sep 28, 2016
This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on September 28, 2016.
What legislators are saying
“Senators Release Letter on Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act”
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 28, 2016
“This Week of September 26 on the House Floor - Revisited”
— Rep. Garret Graves [R-LA6] on Sep 30, 2016
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S. 2040 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2040. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, Pub. L. No. 114-222, S. 2040, 114th Cong. (2016).
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