S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

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 ...

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Sep 16, 2015
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.


Pub.L. 114-222


John Cornyn

Senior Senator from Texas



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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016
Length: 4 pages


Sep 16, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 28, 2016
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 17, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 9, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 23, 2016

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Sep 28, 2016
Senate Overrides Veto

A vote to override the President's veto succeeded in the Senate. The House must do the same.

Sep 28, 2016
House Overrides Veto

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

S. 2040 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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