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Luetkemeyer Supports Veto Override of Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

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Washington, September 28, 2016 | comments
In an effort to ensure that 9/11 family members and survivors have the opportunity to pursue justice against the Saudi Arabian government for its alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) voted to override the president’s veto of this important bill.
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In an effort to ensure that 9/11 family members and survivors have the opportunity to pursue justice against the Saudi Arabian government for its alleged role in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) voted to override the president’s veto of this important bill.

“With his veto of a measure that passed the House and Senate unanimously earlier this month, the president chose to deny the families and survivors of the 9/11 attacks the opportunity to have their day in court and present a case against the Saudi government for its role in supporting the 9/11 hijackers,” Luetkemeyer said. “I’m proud that a strong, bipartisan supermajority in Congress voted to stand with the victims of 9/11 by overriding the president’s veto and enacting this important bill into law.”

The final vote in the House was 348-77.

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