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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on the President’s JASTA Veto Threat

September 12, 2016
Press Release

“Foreign threats can’t dictate American policy. Nothing outweighs the justified desire of 9/11 families to have their day in court. Nearly 3,000 American lives were taken 15 years ago, and their families’ tireless pursuit of justice sent a bill unanimously through Congress and to the President’s desk. Frankly, it’s shameful for the President to prioritize Saudi sensitivities over American families that suffered unimaginable loss.

“The President needs to reevaluate his decision. If not, I’ll be pushing for a veto override.”

-- Congressman Dan Donovan serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is New York City’s only Republican representative.