Obama vetoes 9/11 bill, likely setting up first congressional override of his presidency

September 23, 2016 9:53 PM

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Obama vetoes 9/11 bill, likely setting up first congressional override of his presidency

President Obama on Friday vetoed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terrorists who carried out the attacks.

Congressional leaders plan to hold override votes in the coming days and supporters of the legislation say they are confident they can succeed in overturning the president’s action. It would be the first time during Obama’s presidency that Congress has overridden a veto.

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