Congress Passes Bill Allowing Families of 9/11 Victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Families of 9/11 victims could soon be able to seek legal action against Saudi Arabia for the terrorist attack almost 15 years ago. The bill passed by Congress will now be sent to President Obama to decide whether or not the it will be signed into law. If this bill is passed, courts will be able to, "waive claims to foreign sovereign immunity for cases involving terrorist attacks" in the United States. The president plans to veto the bill stating that the passing of this bill could hurt relations with Saudi Arabia. President Obama could even pocket-veto the bill as Congress plans to go out of session at the end of September. Members of the senate plan to block the pocket-veto by holding pro forma sessions while Congress is out of session.

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