US senate rejects Obama veto of 9/11 Saudi bill

By REUTERS
September 28, 2016 19:30

The US 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.


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