Ahead of Saudi Trip, Obama Wedged in Debate Over 9/11 Report Secrecy

April 19, 2016 9:01 AM

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Ahead of Saudi Trip, Obama Wedged in Debate Over 9/11 Report Secrecy

As he prepares for a trip to Saudi Arabia, President Obama finds himself firmly wedged in the midst of a debate over legislation that many of the families of victims of the September 11th attacks and some lawmakers say could help clear the way to hold that nation's government responsible in court.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have a bill before Congress that would for the first time let Americans sue foreign countries if they are found to be responsible for terror attacks on U.S. soil — all with an eye toward buttressing the 9/11 families' efforts.

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