Lawmakers vow to override Obama’s veto of Sept. 11 bill

September 24, 2016 8:52 AM

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Lawmakers vow to override Obama’s veto of Sept. 11 bill

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans are vowing to decisively override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing of the terrorists who killed nearly 3,000 people.

Obama rejected the bill Friday, warning of a host of unintended and severe consequences if it were enacted. The legislation, according to Obama, could leave American troops and diplomats overseas vulnerable to lawsuits in foreign courts from people seeking redress for actions taken by armed groups t...

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