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Connecticut Delegation Votes To Override Obama's Veto Of 9/11 Bill

Connecticut Delegation Votes To Override Obama's Veto Of 9/11 Bill

Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation joined in on a sweeping bipartisan override of President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow family members of victims killed on 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia.

The Senate voted 97-1 in favor of overriding the veto and the House voted 348-77.

"This measure will help deter foreign governments from aiding and abetting terrorism," U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said in a statement after the vote. "Mounting evidence that Saudi Arabia shares culpability for the horrific 9/11 attack should now be presented in court, and a judgment reached."

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said the victims' families "deserve...

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