Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) confirmed the Senate will vote on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged links to terrorism.
The House is expected to vote on a veto override Thursday or Friday, a Republican leadership aide told Politico on Monday.
Congress is expected to smoothly secure the number of votes required to override a presidential veto. The move would mark the first veto override of Obama’s presidency.
The House passed the bill with no objections earlier this month, with congressional leaders calling the vote a “moral imperative” to allow victims’ families to pursue justice. The Senate easily passed its version of the bill in May.