President Obama is on track for his first veto override. Senators voted 97 to 1 to affirm a bill allowing 9/11 suits against Saudi Arabia

President Obama is on track for his first veto override. Senators voted 97 to 1 to affirm a bill allowing 9/11 suits against Saudi Arabia.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:38 PM EDT

A sweeping bipartisan majority in the Senate rejected President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow families of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the plot, all but assuring that Mr. Obama would suffer the first override vote of his presidency.
The vote was 97 to 1, with only Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, siding with the president.
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