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Cardin, Mikulski support overriding Obama's veto of 9/11 bill

Cardin, Mikulski support overriding Obama's veto of 9/11 bill

Congress moved quickly Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a measure allowing victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia -- handing Obama the first such rebuke of his presidency.

As expected, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to override the veto, with only Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid siding with the administration. The House followed hours later, voting 348-77 to reject the veto and turn the measure into law. 

A White House spokesman described the earlier vote as "the single most embarrassing thing the United States Senate has done" in more than three decades. 

Though support for the...

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