(a) Federal jurisdiction
A district court of the United States shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any action brought under this chapter without regard to the amount in controversy or the citizenship of the parties.
Nothing in this chapter prevents the enforceability of an agreement to arbitrate that would otherwise be enforceable under chapter 1 of title 9.
(Aug. 11, 1916, ch. 313, pt. C, § 16, as added Pub. L. 106–472, title II, § 201, Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat. 2068.)