House to Vote on 9/11 Lawsuit Bill Ahead of September 11 Anniversary


The House will vote later this week on a bill that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. court, according to a House GOP leadership aide.

The House will observe the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Friday, Sept. 9.

Saudi Arabia has criticized the bill, which was passed by a voice vote in the Senate in May. President Obama is expected to veto the measure, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.

News of the House vote was first reported by Politico.

The proposal, from Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, would give families of 9/11 victims the ability to sue Saudi Arabia for any alleged role in the 2001 terror attacks.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Benjamin Siegel