Republican leaders are voicing concerns over legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks just one day after Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of the bill.
Congress voted on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that allows family members of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the attacks, marking the first congressional override of his presidency.
Department of Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson informed Americans on Wednesday that the country is likely to suffer more domestic terror attacks, warning that the department cannot make all threats “a priority” and that the likelihood of an extremist “attack is still there,” despite the department’s best efforts.
Johnson, speaking at the Atlantic magazine ideas forum, admitted that DHS sees a range of threats on the homeland, but “can’t say everything is a priority.” He was unable to provide any firm figure quantifying the number of attacks that could be faced in the upcoming months.
An Italian rapper who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State was formally designated as a terrorist by the State Department on Wednesday.
The Senate voted on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow the families of victims of terrorism to sue foreign governments potentially connected to the attacks.
The domestic terrorist behind the Orlando nightclub massacre was motivated by a Pentagon drone strike in Iraq a month before the shooting, according to police transcripts made public last week.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) confirmed the Senate will vote on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged links to terrorism.
FBI Director James Comey warned Congress on Tuesday that homegrown terrorist attacks are an increasing threat to the United States, particularly as the Islamic State continues to lose territory in Iraq and Syria.
A California man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday after he committed bank fraud to pay for a plane ticket to Syria in an attempt to join the Islamic State, according to federal prosecutors.