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Biden warns of economic impact ahead of potential government shutdown

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In a crucial meeting at the White House, President Joe Biden, alongside Congress’ top leaders, discussed the imminent risk of a partial government shutdown and the stalled billion-dollar aid package for Ukraine. As the country braces for potential financial turmoil, Biden emphasized the significant economic damage a shutdown could bring, urging a bipartisan effort to secure government funding before the Friday deadline.


The talks, which included Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, and Speaker Mike Johnson, ended with a hopeful tone, suggesting a consensus might be reached to avert the shutdown. However, divisions remain on key issues such as Ukraine aid and border security, highlighting the ongoing challenges in reaching a comprehensive agreement.

As Washington races against time, the fate of crucial foreign aid and the functionality of several government departments hangs in balance. The meeting underscores the critical need for swift action to prevent economic fallout and support international allies amidst geopolitical tensions.



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