Wicker Votes to Clear Path for 9/11 Families Seeking Justice

Senate Successfully Overrides Obama’s Veto for the First Time

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today issued the following statement after voting to override President Obama’s veto of the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act”:

“Victims of the 9/11 attacks and their families deserve to have their day in court. President Obama’s misguided veto of this legislation would have robbed them of that opportunity. I am pleased that the Senate has acted decisively to override that veto and help clear the way for these families to find justice.”

Specifically, the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” would allow victims, including the families of those lost on September 11, 2001, to hold foreign sponsors of terrorism in the United States accountable for their actions.