SCHUMER URGES HOUSE TO SWIFTLY PASS JASTA BILL; LAW WOULD ALLOW VICTIMS TO SEEK JUSTICE FOR TERRORIST ACTS ON U.S. SOIL; SENATOR SAYS AMERICAN FAMILIES DESERVE THEIR DAY IN COURT
Past Court Decisions Have Hindered Terrorism-Related Claims From Victims of Attacks Like 9/11; People Injured by Terrorist Attacks on American Soil Have Limited Recourse Against Foreign States That Funded The Terror That Took Their Loved Ones Away But Schumer’s JASTA Bill That Has Already Passed Senate—And Now Imminent For House Vote—Can Help Deliver Justice
Schumer Urges House to Quickly Pass JASTA
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer released the following statement today as it relates to news that the U.S. House of Representatives will schedule a vote—as soon as this week—on the Justice Against State Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA). Schumer sponsored and led the passage of this bill in the Senate, which awaits a formal House vote.
“With a JASTA vote now imminent in the House, we must rally supporters and urge a swift passage of this bill. Justice for these families has been delayed and denied for far too long. There is simply no time to waste when it comes to delivering justice to the victims of horrendous terror attacks. JASTA is a long-overdue, responsible and balanced fix to a law that has extended too large a shield to foreign actors who finance and enable terrorism on a massive scale. The victims of 9-11 and other terrorist attacks on US soil have suffered much pain and heartache, but they should not be denied justice, and so, I am telling the House: pass this bill.” - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer
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