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Senate votes to override Obama veto of 9/11 lawsuit bill

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 15:12:56-04

Families of those killed in the terror attacks on 9/11 are now legally allowed to sue Saudi Arabia after both chambers of Congress voted for the first time to override a veto by President Barack Obama. Just hours earlier, the Senate approved the override on a 97-1 vote, with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid as the lone Senator voting to sustain the President’s veto.

The final vote was 348 to 77, as one Democratic member voted present.