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The Biden administration is calling on Congress to appropriate more funds for disaster response and Afghan refugee resettlement in its short-term continuing resolution.

In a new statement, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young, acknowledged that Congress likely have to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government funded past the end of the month.

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The restrictive new Texas voting law is not the only piece of Lone Star legislation attracting condemnation today.

United Nations human rights monitors have strongly condemned the state for its new anti-abortion law, which they say violates international law by denying women control over their own bodies and endangering their lives.

Related: UN experts condemn Texas abortion law as sex discrimination ‘at its worst’

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