S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act


Sep 16, 2015


Vetoed & Senate Overrides (House Next) on Sep 28, 2016

After a presidential veto of the bill, the Senate succeeded in an override on September 28, 2016. It goes to the House next.


John Cornyn

Senior Senator from Texas



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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016
Length: 4 pages


19% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to deter terrorism, provide justice for victims, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


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

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.

Enacted — Veto Overridden

This page is about 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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