US Senate rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

US Senate rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill
 

The US Senate has voted to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials.
The chamber's 97-1 vote was its first veto override of his presidency, and the House of Representatives is expected to follow suit shortly.
The White House described the Senate's move as "embarrassing".
The president argues the bill could expose US companies, troops and officials to potential lawsuits abroad.
CIA Director John Brennan said that if the bill becomes law, as look likely: "The downside is potentially huge."
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28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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