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CLIP: Congress Overrides Veto of 9/11 Bill


AIR DATE: Thursday, September 29, 2016
OVERVIEW:

A look at Congress' veto override of a bill allowing the families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia. USA Today's Gregory Korte talked about the first congressional override of a presidential veto during the Obama administration and a clip of President Obama's reaction to the vote was included.
 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
 

  • House Debate on Veto Override (Video - 50 min)
    Houses members debated prior to a vote to override President Obama’s veto of a bill allowing families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia.
     
  • Terrorism Lawsuit Bill Veto (Video - 7 min)
    Seung Min Kim reported by telephone about President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. (JASTA), a bill that would allow the families of victims of terrorism attacks to sue foreign governments for their role in the attacks. She talked about the president’s reasons for vetoing the bill and efforts to override the veto.
  • Katie Bo Williams on September 11, 2001, Lawsuits Bill (Video - 5 min)
    Katie Bo Williams talked by video from Capitol Hill about a bill being debated and voted on by the House the following day that would allow families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts.
     

PEOPLE IN THIS VIDEO:
 

  • Gregory Korte
    Correspondent
    USA Today->White House
     
  • Barack Obama
    President of the United States
KEYWORDS: Congress, 9/11 Bill, Terrorism, Foreign Affairs & Defense, Checks and Balances, Veto, Override, Separation of Powers