Cornyn Shares Bipartisan Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)

Cornyn Shares Bipartisan Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)

Joshua Smith
Joshua Smith
September 12, 2023

In remembrance of all those who died in the September 11 attacks in 2001, Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) shared his bipartisan bill, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).

“The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act was a monumental step forward in providing families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001 a path to achieve long-overdue closure in a court of law,” said Sen. Cornyn.

The tweaked bill would address many issues, including helping the families get vindication.

“By making minor technical edits, this bill makes sure JASTA works the way it was intended to, reaffirms our commitment to holding sponsors of terrorism accountable, and ensures victims’ families can continue to seek justice against those who perpetrated these horrific acts.”

Sen. Cornyn was joined by New Jersey Senator Bob Melendez (D) who expressed his delight that allies to the terrorists would face justice.

“I’m proud to be working alongside Sen. Cornyn and colleagues on bipartisan legislative clarifications to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which will help ensure that foreign states, which may have aided and abetted terrorism against U.S. citizens, cannot evade justice based on a technicality,” said Sen. Menendez.

The senator continued, “This effort will ensure that U.S. victims of terrorism and their family members are able to seek justice in a court of law as Congress intended. We must stand in solidarity with those Americans who have been affected by acts of terrorism.”

New Jersey Representative Jeff Van Drew (R) highlighted the significance of September 11, 2001, in the nation’s history.

“There are few days in a nation’s history that truly redefine its way of life,” said Rep. Van Drew.

“September 11th, 2001, was one of those days for our nation. Despite the gravity and impact of that day, the families of those who tragically lost their lives have been unable to hold the perpetrators who took their loved ones from them accountable. This bill will ensure that the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act can truly fulfill its goal of delivering justice for American victims of terror.”

In other news, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) recently announced the future distribution of 60,000 units of Naloxone (NARCAN).

NARCAN is a nasal medication that rapidly reverses the poisoning from opioid use.

According to the governor’s statement, municipal police, Independent School District police and police departments at higher education institutions will be eligible to receive the dispensed nasal medication.

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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith is a writer and recent graduate, majoring in English.

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