Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Congress Overrides Obama Veto Of JASTA

Today the Senate and House of Representatives both voted to override President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).  First, the Senate voted 97-1 in favor of the override.  The House the followed with a vote of 348-77 to override.  Both tallies were easily in excess of the 2/3 necessary to override a presidential veto.  This is the first time that Congress has overriden an Obama veto.

Harry Reid (D-NV) was the only Senator to vote to sustain the veto.  Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), the latter currently the Democrat nominee for Vice President, did not vote.

Read more at Real Clear Politics, the International Business Times, CNN Money, Politico and Russia Today.  (Yes, a Russian source has reported on this story.)