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House passes Sept. 11 legislation as Obama veto threat looms

FILE - This June 16, 2016, file photo, shows an exterior view of the Capitol Building in Washington. The House is slated to vote Sept. 9 on a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, setting the stage for a showdown with President Barack Obama on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks. The Senate passed the bill in May by voice vote despite the strident objections from Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, putting lawmakers on a collision course with the White House on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

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