Ahead of the final roll-call vote, the Senate clerk announced that "no senator voted in the negative." During the final count, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid cast the sole vote against the veto override.
If the House of Representatives votes along with the Senate to override Obama’s veto, JASTA will allow the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks to pursue a long-standing lawsuit against Saudi Arabia for allegedly providing support to hijackers involved in the attacks.
Ahead of the vote, JASTA bill sponsor and New York Senator Chuck Schumer acknowledged the veto override is "a decision I do not take lightly, but…[JASTA] would allow victims of 9/11 to pursue some small measure of justice."
The House will now vote on the veto override later this week, with some reports indicating the vote could happen later on Wednesday or later in the week.