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The House overrode Obama's veto of a bill that lets 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia



The United States House of Representatives voted 348-77 today to override President Obama's veto of JASTA, a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to file lawsuits against countries believed to have been involved in the terrorist attack. 

The Senate voted to override the veto earlier today. Now that the House has joined them, the president's objection is officially nullified. 

Members of the House took to Twitter to express their pride in voting aye. 

But others online are still pretty divided on the issue. 

Before the Senate vote, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), one of the bill's co-sponsors, said the bill is designed to hold countries who promote terrorism accountable.

Opponents of the bill say this will open the U.S. to retaliation by those injured in errant drone strikes, or other military practices.

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