The Senate Just Approved a Bill That Would Let Families of 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia | VICE News

The US Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow survivors and relatives of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to seek legal damages against the government of Saudi Arabia for its alleged complicity in the terror plot.

The legislation — the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) — passed the Senate unanimously, despite a veto threat from President Barack Obama and warnings from Saudi officials about possible repercussions.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, a co-sponsor of the legislation, said the bill is overdue.

via The Senate Just Approved a Bill That Would Let Families of 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia | VICE News

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