House to vote Friday on bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia

by Katie Bo Williams | The Hill  |  published on September 8, 2016

The House is set to vote Friday on a controversial bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts.

The legislation, which the Senate approved unanimously in May, is expected to pass the House and head to President Obama’s desk.

But the president has already signaled that he would veto the measure, which is fiercely opposed by the Saudi Arabian government and leading national security figures in both parties.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) voiced reservations about the bill’s approach in April, saying it needed 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.”

Critics argue that the bill would undermine an important relationship with Saudi Arabia and open the door for other nations to pass similar policies that would expose the U.S. to costly lawsuits in foreign courts.

  • Walter Flatt

    HOW STUPID IS THE HOUSE MEMBERS, THEY SET ON THEIR BEHINDS AND ALLOW 175 BILLION GO TO IRAN A COUNTRY THAT KERRY SAID WOULD FUNNEL THE FUNDS INTO RADICALS AND WE ARE TRYING TO SUE THE SAUDIS. IT IS PAST TIME THE DO NOTHING SENATE AND HOUSE START DOING WHAT WE ARE PAYING THEM TO DO. CONTROL THIS GOVERNMENT, INSTEAD THEY HAVE GIVEN OBAMA A SELF CONFESSED MUSLIM A OPEN CHECK BOOK. IT IS TIME WE THE PEOPLE STOPPED THIS MESS IF THEY DO NOT.

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  • Askjrsk

    Veterans Forum brought up need for those who served homeless and in need, the money to pay Iran could have helped lots. That should be our priority. Yes, USA TAXPAYERS NOT OBAMA should be reimbursed, and all those who had direct personal and/or buisness loss. Now how about suing Iran for what they have done to our navy. Send Obama to collect, don’t let him back without the money.

    • Walter Flatt

      ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO HELP VETERANS IS, EVERY VET HAS A ID CARD, OR CAN GET ONE, JUST ALLOW THEM TO GO TO ANY DR., HOSPITAL, OR PHARMACY OF THEIR CHOICE USING THEIR ID CARD TO GET FREE SERVICE IF YOU CUT OUT ALL THE UN-NEEDED EXPENSE OF ALL THE BONUS, HIGH PAYING POLITICAL JOBS.

      • Askjrsk

        We need to see this changed. Point is our veterans are a priority in spending not the Iranians. Thankyou for your point, it is well taken, sir.

  • Netencho

    Sue the Bastards, and Ban ALL Islamist from OUR Country! They try to destroy OUR Country and we do nothing, because of a Illiterate Muslim idiot of a president! To Hell with that this idiot should be in jail and hung.

    • Anouk

      Excellent! I love it.

      • Askjrsk

        Kudos.

    • Walter Flatt

      AMEN, TAKE CARE OF THIS COUNTRY FIRST, LOOK AT THE 2 CITIES IN JAPAN THAT WAS BOMBED AND WAS TOLD THAT NOTHING COULD EXIST THERE FOR 100 YEARS, THEY ARE NOW THE 2 MOST CITIES IN THE WORLD. NOW LOOK AT DETROIT. OUR POLITICIANS HAVE STRICKLY SOLD US OUT. GO TRUMP GO.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    That is why it is very important that US need to explore its own oil so that we don’t need to import oil from the Saudis. Several high technical methods could be employed for protecting the environment. What about Saudi Arabia? Are they allowed to pollute the world as we buy their oil? They use the proceeds to fund terrorism like Hamas, al Qaeda, etc, build Mosques, and Muslim schools all over our lands, send Muslims to elite schools but a scheme to infiltrate the US because most of the students they sent became the terrorists who bombed NYC on 9/11. May God save our country from the evils if Islam. The religion of peace as they said, while they explode and chop the heads of Christians. I pray, dear Lord, eternal rests in peace to those victims of the 9/11/terrorists attack!

    • Askjrsk

      We have all the fossil fuels we need. Do not believe the SOROS funded FACIST propaganda lies. Happy the man who puts his trust in the Lord.

      • Walter Flatt

        COAL AND NATUAL GAS IN THIS COUNTRY CAN SUPPLY THIS COUNTRY FOR OVER 100 YEARS.

    • Walter Flatt

      WE HAVE ENOUGH NATURAL GAS IN THIS COUNTRY TO SUPPLY THE WORLD FOR 50 YEARS, EVERYTHING THAT BURN GAS NOW CAN CONVERT TO NATURAL GAS. THE REASON WE DO NOT IS BECAUSE A FEW RICH PEOPLE ARE GETTING RICHER, LIKE THE CLINTONS, FROM COUNTRIES WHERE WE BUY OUR OIL, THE MUSLIM WORLD, PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO CONTROL THE WORLD. DONT TAKE MY WORD, READ THE QURAN.

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