Congress to vote on bill to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

Bipartisan vote could set the stage for a showdown with Barack Obama as the White House has signaled that the legislation would be vetoed

The House is slated to vote on a bipartisan bill that would allow families of September 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, setting the stage for a showdown with Barack Obama on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks.

The Senate passed the bill in May by voice vote despite the strident objections from Saudi Arabia, a key US ally in the Middle East. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals.

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