Congress overrides Obama's veto of 9/11 bill letting families sue Saudi Arabia - The Guardian

Barack Obama suffered a unique political blow on Wednesday, when the US Congress overturned his veto of a bill that would allow families of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. The overwhelming bipartisan vote in both ...and more »

Lawmakers realize potential trouble with new 9/11 law as Saudis rethink US alliance -

Some lawmakers who voted to override President Obama's veto began recognizing Thursday the new law might be fraught with trouble. By Doug G. Ware | Updated Sept. 29, 2016 at 8:18 PM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook · share with twitter.and more »

Saudi Arabia to fund Syrians' suits against US - Pravda

The US Congress has overridden Obama's veto and adopted JASTA legislation against terrorism sponsors. It allows relatives of the victims of 9/11 to sue government of the Saudi Arabia for alleged involvement of the Kingdom in the terror acts. But the ...and more »

9/11 Bill Crashes Saudi Stock Exchange, Bond Market Ambitions -

With oil prices continuing to languish below $50 per barrel, the major oil producers in the Middle East are seeing their financial positions deteriorate. To plug the gap in the government budgets, the Gulf States are having to turn to the international ...and more »

How Will JASTA Affect America's Relationship With Saudi Arabia? - Pacific Standard

The first veto override of the Obama presidency indicates that Congress is willing to challenge the White House over our alliance with Saudi Arabia. But how much will really change? By Cameron Hood. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images). Amid a bitterly ...and more »

Congress overrides Obama's veto of 9/11 bill - Washington Post

Congress on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to override President Obama's veto of legislation that would allow 9/11 victims' families to sue the Saudi Arabian government over its alleged support for the terrorists who carried out the attacks. It is the ...and more »

JASTA: Irresponsible And Dangerous | The Huffington Post - Huffington Post

Congress' vote to override President Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act was both embarrassing and irresponsible. The bill, kno...and more »

Another First for Obama: A Veto Override - The Atlantic

Subscribe to The Atlantic's Politics & Policy Daily, a roundup of ideas and events in American politics. Updated on September 28 at 4:27 p.m.. For the first time in President Obama's two terms in the White House, Congress has enacted legislation ...and more »

Saudis Speculate on Chilly Responses to 9/11 Lawsuit Bill - Newsweek

A U.S. law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks met a stony silence from Riyadh on Thursday but some Saudis bristled, saying the kingdom could curb business and security ties in response to an ally's perceived affront. The ...and more »

Congress Votes to Override Obama Veto on 9/11 Victims Bill - New York Times

President Obama in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday. He said the measure to allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia would set a “dangerous precedent.” Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Congress on Wednesday voted ...and more »