'It's a happy day' says father of 9/11 victim on veto override
Congress overrode a presidential veto September 28,2016 to allow 911 victims & their families to sue Saudi Arabia for an alleged role in funding 911 hijackers. Congress refused to let foreign threats dictate American policy. We put 911 families first.That a foreign government could hide behind sovereign immunity after slaughtering Americans in our homeland was an outrage. Every American victim of terror deserves the chance to seek well-deserved justice against individuals and governments."
Congress voted overwhelmingly last week to override the first presidential veto since President Obama took office. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) permits families of those killed in the 11 September attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
Portugal overturns presidential veto on gay adoption - Portugal’s parliament has overturned a presidential veto on a bill legalising adoption by same-sex couples. The motion was supported by the ruling Socialists and their far-Left allies. Conservative President Anibal Cavaco Silva will have to sign the bill allowing same sex adoption into law before his term ends in March. The president last month vetoed the gay adoption bill on the grounds…
How a Presidential Veto Works and How Congress Can Respond
overriding a veto: Action by both the House and the Senate is required to override a presidential veto. A 2/3 majority vote of the Members present is required. both houses may override a veto by prez ANYTIME during the Congress in which the veto is issued. should both houses vote to override, the bill becomes law. all congresspeople know this fact about vetoes.
The House and Senate Wednesday voted to reject President Obama's veto of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism in the first successful override of a presidential veto since Obama took office.