House passes legislation allowing Sept. 11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia
The measure was approved by voice vote Friday.
The Senate passed the bill in May by voice vote despite vehement objections from Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.
The White House has signaled that Obama would veto the legislation over concerns about exposing Americans overseas to legal risks.
The Obama administration cautions that if U.S. citizens can take the Saudis to court, then a foreign country could in turn sue the United States.