Republicans block measure to fund US government beyond Thursday

Posted by on September 28, 2021 3:44 am
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Democrats have just three days to find alternative deal and are also facing a potential default

Senate Republicans have blocked a measure to suspend the US federal debt ceiling and avoid a potentially catastrophic government shutdown, leaving Democrats who narrowly control both chambers of Congress only three days to find another way to keep the government operating beyond Thursday – when current funding expires.

The legislation was aimed at beating two fast-approaching deadlines that, if left unaddressed, threaten to destabilise the US economy as it struggles to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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