US House to vote on 9/11 bill that would allow lawsuits against Saudi

A vote is coming this week to the US House of Representatives on a bill that would allow family members of the 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, an official says.

The bill is expected to be passed at the House following an approval from the US Senate, an unnamed aide for House leadership told The Hill.

After a probable approval by the House the bill will head the White House, where US President Barack Obama is expected to veto it.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in April that the bill needs to be reviewed “to make sure we are not making mistakes with our allies and that we’re not catching people in this that shouldn’t be caught up in this.”

Ties between Saudi officials and terrorists behind the September 11, 2001 attacks were exposed when lawmakers released redacted 28 secret pages of a congressional investigation.

Several suspicious connections were outlined in the report between the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi citizens, and…

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