Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

September 29, 2016 7:37 AM

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Congress rejects Obama veto of Saudi 9/11 lawsuits bill

WASHINGTON - The US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke of his eight-year presidency.

The Senate overrode the veto in a 97-1 vote, followed a short time later by the House of Representatives, which knocked it down with a 348-77 vote.

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