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Senate says: Congress overrides presidential veto on 9/11 bill




The US Capitol is seen on September 28, 2013 in Washington. US President Barack Obama warned his opponents in Congress that he would not back down in the face of their threat to shut down the government over a budget dispute.'My message to Congress is this. Do not shut down the government, do not shut down the economy, pass a budget on time, pay our bills on time,' Obama said. The standoff on Capitol Hill is showing no signs of being averted before an October 1 deadline, and Obama warned Republicans in the House of Representatives that they faced a choice 'whether to join the Senate and keep the government open or shut it down because they can't get their way on an issue that has nothing to do with the deficit,' he said. Republicans oppose backing an operating plan for the government unless Obama agrees to delay or defund his signature health care reform law, a step the president has flatly refused to take.
The US Capitol is seen on September 28, 2013 in Washington. US President Barack Obama warned his opponents in Congress that he would not back down in the face of their threat to shut down the government over a budget dispute.'My message to Congress is this. Do not shut down the government, do not shut down the economy, pass a budget on time, pay our bills on time,' Obama said. The standoff on Capitol Hill is showing no signs of being averted before an October 1 deadline, and Obama warned Republicans in the House of Representatives that they faced a choice 'whether to join the Senate and keep the government open or shut it down because they can't get their way on an issue that has nothing to do with the deficit,' he said. Republicans oppose backing an operating plan for the government unless Obama agrees to delay or defund his signature health care reform law, a step the president has flatly refused to take.
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The US Senate voted overwhelmingly to override President Obama's veto of a controversial 9/11 bill Wednesday morning. 

The legislation would pave the way for the families of those who died in the terror attack to sue foreign sponsors of terrorism. If the House also overrides, the bill becomes law. During his nearly two terms in office, President Obama has never had a veto overridden by Congress.

For an update, Take Two spoke with we go now to  Seung Min Kim, Congressional reporter for Politico.

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