US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 victim bill

US Congress overrides Obama’s veto of Saudi 9/11 victim bill

Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. The House of Representatives voted 348-77 against the , hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1, meaning […]

US Congress to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

US Congress to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

The US House of Representatives passed legislation Friday that would allow victims of the 9/11 attacks and their relatives to sue Saudi Arabia’s government for damages, despite the White House’s threat to veto the measure. The vote’s timing was symbolic, passing two days before the 15th anniversary of the hijacked-plane attacks that killed thousands in […]