Senate rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill

Senate rejects Obama veto of Saudi September 11 bill
 

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly rejected on Wednesday President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia's government.
As voting continued, the count was 87-0 against the veto. The measure next goes to the House of Representatives, which is due to vote later on Wednesday. If two-thirds of House members also support the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act," it would be the first veto override of Obama's eight-year presidency.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Editing by Franklin Paul)
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28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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