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US shutdown narrowly averted, Joe Biden welcomes deal and hopes for referendum on aid to Ukraine

US shutdown narrowly averted, Joe Biden welcomes deal and hopes for referendum on aid to Ukraine

Mandel NGAN / AFP U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters after attending a Pilates class in South Tahoe, California, on August 25, 2023. (Photo by Mandel NGAN/AFP)

Mandel NGAN / AFP

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters after attending a Pilates class in South Tahoe, California, on August 25, 2023. (Photo by Mandel NGAN/AFP)

UNITED STATES – A radical recovery is certainly temporary but necessary. Joe Biden welcomed the deal reached on Saturday, September 30, to temporarily continue funding the federal government, avoiding a last-minute shutdown.

After a last-minute change of heart by the House of Representatives, the US Senate passed the emergency measure three hours ago. “Shutdown” ; It will put government employees into technical unemployment and stop food assistance to certain beneficiaries.

The US president immediately called on Congress to quickly approve aid to Ukraine, which has been excluded from the deal. “U.S. support for Ukraine cannot be allowed to be interrupted under any circumstances”He said in a press release. “I expect the president of Congress to uphold his commitment to the Ukrainian people and ensure that he accepts the support necessary to help Ukraine at this critical time.”Joe Biden added, referring to Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader of the House of Representatives.

Lawmakers are expected to consider and vote on a separate bill for $24 billion in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. A vote could be held as early as next week, according to US media. If this precise point did not appear in the deal voted on Saturday, Republicans close to Donald Trump opposed it despite support from moderate Republicans, including Kevin McCarthy.

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Joe Biden added that the deal was to avoid a government shutdown “Good News for the American People”. however, “We should never be in this position”he added.

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