WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hailing it as a victory in the fight against terrorism, the 9/11 Families United for Justice Against Terrorism praised unanimous Senate passage of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA S.1535/H.R.3143) and thanked Senate cosponsor Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). The bill has enjoyed broad bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House and passed the Senate on Thursday, December 11.
Deanna Wirth of Forest, Virginia, said, “My father, Alfred Braca, was murdered on 9/11 where he worked at the WTC. The cowardly attacks of the hijackers and al Qaeda ripped my father from my family, but it could not take away my family’s resolve to seek justice and hold accountable those behind the attacks.”
“Never in our history has it been more urgent for us to end the flow of money to terrorists whose dangerous ideology led to the attacks of 9/11. We see the dangers everywhere from Syria to Africa and these dangers continue to be a threat to U.S. national security,” said Terry Strada of New Vernon, N.J., widow of Tom Strada, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. “JASTA is the product of over 5 years of work and negotiations. Thank you Senator Cornyn.”