The United States Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would allow victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, The Hill reported.
The upper chamber approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act by unanimous consent, according to the news website.
The bill would allow victims of terror attacks on American soil or surviving family members to bring lawsuits against nation-states for activities supporting terrorism.
“This bill is very near and dear to my heart as a New Yorker because it would allow the victims of 9/11 to pursue some small measure of justice,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said. “[This is] another example of the [John] Cornyn-Schumer collaboration, which works pretty well around here.”
President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the bill, but Schumer said he wouldn’t uphold a veto, and expects that most senators wouldn’t, either.
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