94 STAT. 3320
PUBLIC LAW 96-564—DEC. 22, 1980
this Act, the congressional consent to this compact includes and expressly gives the consent of Congress to have the United States of America named and joined as a party defendant or otherwise in the United States Supreme Court or in a district court with concurrent jurisdiction in matters in which the Supreme Court has original jurisdiction, in any case or controversy involving the construction or application of this Compact in which one or more of the Signatory States to this Compact is a plaintiff, and which is within the judicial power of the United States as set forth in the Constitution of the United States, if the United States of America is an indispensable party and without any requirement, limitation or regard as to the sum or value of the matter in controversy, or of the place of residence or citizenship of, or of the nature, character or legal status of, any of the other proper parties plaintiff or defendant in such case or controversy. SECTION 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is expressly reserved. SECTION 4. The United States District Courts shall have original jurisdiction (concurrent with that of the Supreme Court of the United States, and concurrent with that of any other Federal or state court, in matters in which the Supreme Court, or other court has original jurisdiction) of any case or controversy involving the application or construction of this Compact; that said jurisdiction shall include, but not be limited to, suits between Signatory States; and that the venue of such case or controversy may be in any judicial district in which the acts complained of (or any portion thereof) occur. Approved December 22, 1980.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: SENATE REPORT No. 96-964 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 126 (1980): Sept. 24, considered and passed Senate. Dec. 1, H.R. 7206 considered and passed House; passage vacated and S. 2227, amended, passed in lieu. Dec. 12, Senate agreed to House amendment.