Friday, September 9, 2016

U.S. Congress Votes To Allow 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi Arabia Over Objections Of The White House

Politico: Obama faces first potential veto override of presidency

The House unanimously passes a bill allowing 9/11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia, setting up a showdown with the White House.

The House unanimously passed a bill Friday allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But President Barack Obama is almost certain to reject it, setting up the first potential veto override of his presidency.

Lawmakers’ significant show of support — the measure was approved by voice vote — came just days before the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and hours after lawmakers gathered on the Capitol steps to remember victims.

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WNU Editor: There are more than enough votes to override President Obama's veto .... which will be the first for his Presidency. As to why the 9/11 families want to sue Saudi Arabia, this CNN report does a good explanation .... the link is here.

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