The Hill | Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

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9-11 victims - Saudi Arabia (200x200)Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

by Jordain Carney | May 17, 2016

The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would allow victims of the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, defying vocal opposition from the White House.

The upper chamber approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act by unanimous consent.

“This bill is very near and dear to my heart as a New Yorker because it would allow the victims of 9/11 to pursue some small measure of justice,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. “[This is] another example of the [John] Cornyn-Schumer collaboration, which works pretty well around here.”

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill. Schumer said he wouldn’t uphold a veto, and expects that most senators wouldn’t, either.

“I think we easily get the two-thirds override if the president should veto,” Schumer said. (Read More)

 

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