Congress overrides President Obama’s veto on 9/11 bill

By: Azl Saeed ~Staff Writer~ The first Congressional override of President Barack Obama’s eight-year presidency occurred on Sept. 28. Obama previously vetoed legislation that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia. Since 9/11 is a topic that many Americans feel passionate about, this veto was especially prominent due to the closeness of the presidential election. The Senate voted to override the veto 97-1, and the House voted 348-77, overwhelming majorities for both. Senate Minority leader Harry Reid was the only senator to reject the override. As a result, some have been quick to accuse Obama of prioritizing the … Continue reading Congress overrides President Obama’s veto on 9/11 bill

U.S. cautioned by Saudi Arabia

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Saudi Arabia has warned the U.S. government it will sell up to $750 billion worth of treasury securities and other American assets if Congress passes a bipartisan bill that would allow the families of victims of terrorists attacks on U.S. soil to sue foreign governments. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the announcement while visiting Washington in March. The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D-New York) and John Cornyn (R-Texas). The Obama administration applied pressure to Congress to block the bill from passing after weeks of discussing the consequences that could arise. Top officials … Continue reading U.S. cautioned by Saudi Arabia