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Down to the Wire: Congress Prevents Another Shutdown

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Congress pulled through at the 11th hour, sending a lifeline to Americans nationwide. In a show of unity, both sides of the aisle came together to pass a short-term funding bill that is now on its way to President Biden’s desk. The move dodges a government shutdown that was looming over the weekend, keeping the gears of government turning until mid-March.

The Senate gave the green light with a 73-13 vote, following the House’s robust approval. This temporary fix extends funding for vital departments like Agriculture, Commerce, and Veterans Affairs until March 8, with the other sectors getting a grace period until March 22. It’s a strategic step, buying time for a more detailed budget discussion aimed at keeping our nation running smoothly through September.

But not everyone is thrilled — some are calling for deeper spending cuts. As President Biden signs the bill into law, he’s calling on Congress not to rest on their laurels, but to push forward, ensuring long-term solutions that reflect America’s needs.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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