White House renews veto threat on 9/11 lawsuit bill

The White House left no doubt Monday that President Obama would veto a bill allowing victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia in federal courts, saying it would undermine the president’s authority to conduct foreign policy and would expose U.S. interests to be sued in foreign courts.

A veto — which would be the 12th of Obama’s presidency — could set the table for his first veto override. The bill passed both chambers by voice vote, suggesting near unanimous support in Congress.

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