Senate passes bill to make it easier to sue foreigners who funded 9/11 hijackers, but White House stands in the way

May 18, 2016

The Senate’s unanimous passage of a bill that would make it easier to sue foreigners who may have funded the 9/11 hijackers is just the first of many hurdles to change the law.

The White House remains strongly opposed to the legislation, creating a huge roadblock for the bill. That means that even if the House passes it, both the House and Senate may have to vote again on the issue before the end of the year and pass it by a super-majority. Time is a major factor, with Congress heading out for much of the election year.

The Judiciary Committee is expected to hold hearings on the bill in June or July, shortly before it heads out for the summer and party conventions. After the hearings they’ll have to schedule a vote, then the full House will have to vote on the bill as House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said it will go through the slow “regular order.”

Ryan has expressed some concerns about the bill, saying recently that the House needs to “make sure that we’re not making mistakes with our allies and that we’re not catching people up in this that shouldn’t be caught up.”

  • TeaPartyPatriot


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  • champion2211

    The attackers of 9/11 were Saudia Arabian. I have also heard that the Senate has enough votes to go over Obama even if he veto;s it. Sounds good to me.Obama always wants to over ride anything coming from the people, Senate or House. As Obama says they are all republicans. Of which he is wrong on that account also. Not even part of the people go along with Obama.

  • Chris Baker

    Then how many other countries could sue America for the same claim in their countries?

    • champion2211

      None would. Reason would be they wouldn’t get any more aid from America if they did. They can’t exhist without it.

      • Chris Baker

        Good point. Seems we support every country in the world with our tax $$ just to make the politicians look good and in some cases get kickbacks from those countries.

  • Ramon1710 .

    Well, of course the POSUS is going to protect his muslim brothers from infidel lawsuits!

  • Sue Lenhart

    As usual, the good of the American people is our POTUS’ last consideration. He’d rather control us than control our enemies and their desire to harm us. Ditto for Paul Ryan. Meanwhile, our enemies laugh our leadership to derision, emboldened in their quest to do us even more damage. God help us!

  • Upaces

    VETO act. Congess can be over-ride it.
    Congress can override the President’s decision if it musters the necessary two–thirds vote of each house. President George Washington issued the first regular


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