House Votes To Override Obama Veto Of Bill Letting 9/11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia

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The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. The House's vote follows the Senate's, marking the first time Congress has overridden a veto by Obama. Obama has said allowing private lawsuits against foreign countries would be detrimental to U.S. interests. Saudi Arabia has strongly opposed the bill and threatened to liquidate its holdings of U.S. Treasurys if the bill is approved.

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