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Congress passes stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown.....President Biden comments.....By Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader.

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  • WASHINGTON, D.C- After weeks of political wranglings and divisiveness among Democratic and Republican lawmakers, Congress passed a stopgap funding bill Saturday evening that averted a looming government shutdown ahead of a midnight deadline.
  • President Joe Biden signed the new law into effect late Saturday night, which means the government can stay open through Nov 17 and as the Thanksgiving holiday looms.
  • In a statement, the president, who is up for reelection in 2024,  said the bill was “good news for the American people.” “But I want to be clear: we should never have been in this position in the first place.
  • "Just a few months ago, Speaker McCarthy and I reached a budget agreement to avoid precisely this type of manufactured crisis,” he said.
  • The Senate approved the measure after the House abruptly reversed course earlier in the day and passed the bipartisan  deal that could ultimately cost House Speaker Kevin McCarthy his speaker's seat, McCarthy telling reporters so what and that "Americans come first."
  • Among a host of other congressional  naysayers relative to the funding legislation, controversial  GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz told CNN Sunday that he'll work hard to remove the Speaker  from his leadership role this  week, an indication that Republicans remain angry over the bipartisan funding bill and that the usual partisan bickering will continue in Congress.

  • The stopgap bill includes natural disaster aid but  funding for Ukraine, a sticking part for many congressional lawmakers , and across partisan lines, did not make the cut. it  is expected to be voted on in coming weeks, sources said Friday.
  • Clevelandurbannews.com and Kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: editor@clevelandurbannews.com. We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.

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