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US Congress rejects Obama's veto of Saudi 9/11 bill

The House voted 348-77 to reject the veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia shortly after a 97-1 Senate vote to override itThe US Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to override Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, the first such rebuke of his eight-year presidency. The Senate overrode the veto in a 97-1 vote, followed a short time later by the House of Representatives, which knocked it down with a 348-77 vote. The rare act of bipartisanship was a blow to Obama, who lobbied hard against the bill, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).

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