President Barack Obama will veto a bill designed to benefit 9/11 victims, a White House spokesman said Monday.
The Washington Post reported the bill would have allowed relatives of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.
The Senate passed the bill in May and the House approved it Friday.
In an open letter to Obama, a group of victims’ families asked the president not to “slam the door shut and abandon us” by vetoing the bill.
Congressional leaders may try to override the veto.