U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks to members of the media at the Capitol Sept. 19, 2016 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP
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The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Thursday he had tried to find a compromise before Congress' rare override of a presidential veto of a bill that allows relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.Corker said he and Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, the committee's ranking Democrat, had tried to set up a meeting with White House officials and senators who supported the bill to find a compromise that would ease concerns that the legislation could threaten U.S. diplomatic interests.A White House spokesman said the 97-1 vote to override in the Senate was the "most embarrassing" thing the Senate had done in decades.
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