JUST IN: Senate Votes To Override Obama Veto On 9/11 Bill Letting Families Victims Sue The Saudi Arabian Government

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911The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s veto of a bill letting families of Sept. 11 victims sue the Saudi Arabian government, bringing Congress within reach of completing the first successful veto override of Obama’s presidency.

The Senate voted 97-1 to reject the veto. The measure heads next to the House, where lawmakers will need to muster a two-thirds majority, as in the Senate, to override.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on the Senate floor moments before Wednesday’s vote, pushed back hard on Saudi government objections to the legislation, which has broad bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.

“It’s very simple. If the Saudis were culpable, they should be held accountable. If they had nothing to do with 9/11, they have nothing to fear,” Schumer said.

An override now appears all but certain and would mark a blow to the president in the final months of his term.

(AP)


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  1. Obama vetoes all good and normal bills. He has his own agenda, and it is not the same as the American people. HIllary will be the same. Even if people are not thrilled with Trump, at least it will not be the corrupt path that the Clintons have followed. She would be horrible for the country and Israel and Klal Yisroel.
    Make no mistake she is no friend to the Jews. She prefers Saudi Arabia and the arab countries.

  2. Its about time they overrode his veto. They should have done it many times before. At least they finally showed a little common sense (which isn’t too common in that august body!)