Wednesday, September 21, 2016

White House presses Congress on bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

Reuters reports:
The White House said on Tuesday it is trying to persuade Congress not to press ahead with a bill that would allow survivors and families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for damages, in an apparent effort to avoid having a presidential veto overridden.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest, speaking during a press briefing in New York, repeated a promise that President Barack Obama would veto the bill, which has been passed by both houses of Congress, but said there was a push to change legislators' minds about the law.
Barack Obama (Democrat-Saudi Arabia) in the news.