US House to vote on 'anti-Saudi' 9/11 bill
Despite strong, vocal opposition from Saudi Arabia and the threat of a serious deterioration in relations between the two countries, the US senate voted unanimously in favour of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act in May.
Democrat Representative Jerrold Nadler said: "We wanted it [the bill] to come to the floor, symbolically before the 15th anniversary."
"We've been aiming toward that the entire session."
US president Barack Obama is expected to veto the bill however, as it could expose the US government to new threats of legal action from abroad. In order to override the president’s veto, more than two-thirds of members in the House and Senate need to vote against.
Republican Speaker Paul Ryan raised concern against the bill in April, saying: “We need to make sure we are not making mistakes with our allies.”