September 2016: For the First Time, Congress Overrides Obama Veto
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of September 2016.
1. Native Mosquitoes in Miami Test Positive for Zika 2. ITT Tech Closes its Doors 3. Wells Fargo Fined 4. U.S. Open Winners 5. Miss Arkansas Wins Miss America 6. NCAA Leaves North Carolina 7. U.S. and Israel Reach $38 Billion Deal 8. Government Recalls Samsung Note 7 9. Police Kill Tyre King in Columbus 10. Playwright Edward Albee Dies 11. Tensions Mount Over Dakota Access Pipeline 12. Police Kill Terence Crutcher in Tulsa 13. Bombs in New York and New Jersey 14. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Nine Stabbed at Minnesota Mall 15. Sound of Music's Charmian Carr Dies 16. Police Kill Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte 17. Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce 18. Billionaire Leon Cooperman Charged with Insider Trading 19. Millions Are Compromised in Yahoo Hack 20. Man Armed with Shotgun Kills Five in Burlington, Wash. 21. Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies 22. Pitcher Jos Fernandez Dies in Boating Accident 23. Clinton v. Trump in First Presidential Debate 24. Police Kill Black Man in San Diego 25. Congress Denies Obama's Veto 26. School Shooting in South Carolina 27. Train Crash in Hoboken, New Jersey
- For the First Time, Congress Overrides Obama Veto
- On Wednesday September 28, 2016, in an overwhelming vote, Congress rejects President Obama's veto of the legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims sue the Saudi Arabian government. This is the first time in Obama's presidency that Congress has overridden a veto. The White House is against the legislation because it could open the United States up to similar lawsuits from foreign countries. One senator, Sen. Charles Schumer from New York, says, "Overriding a presidential veto is something we don't take lightly, but it was important in this case that the families of the victims of 9/11 be allowed to pursue justice, even if that pursuit causes some diplomatic discomforts."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File