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Blinken Heads to Africa as U.S. Tries to Avert Ethiopia Disaster

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is scheduled to depart on Monday for a five-day swing to Africa, where he will lend support for democratic principles and seek to advance diplomacy aimed at preventing Ethiopia from descending into a catastrophic civil war. Mr. Blinken plans to begin his......

China Evergrande lines up funds for interest payment to avert default -source

Reuters
Evergrande remits funds for interest payment to trustee -source Company faced end of 30-day grace period for payment on Oct. 23 Evergrande shares jump, drive gains in other developers Next 30-day grace period expires Oct. 29 for Sept. 29 payment HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Oct 22 (Reuters) – China Evergrande Group (3333.HK)......

Pelosi signs the stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Pelosi signs the stopgap funding bill to avert government shutdown 1 00:00:00,390 –> 00:00:06,570 >> We did get some bipartisanship today. Certainly in the Senate some here and 2 00:00:06,570 –> 00:00:12,240 with this continuing resolution we not only keep......

Congress primed to avert shutdown despite remaining conflicts

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “My sense is that we’ve got a lot of this worked out,” said Republican Sen. John Kennedy, whose hurricane-battered state of Louisiana would receive critical disaster aid through the bill. “I always thought we would get to this point.” Lingering......

Democrats Move to Avert Fiscal Crisis, Separating Debt and Spending Bills

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress moved on Wednesday to avert a looming fiscal crisis, scheduling a House vote to raise the debt ceiling and preparing a separate spending bill to head off a government shutdown looming at midnight on Thursday. The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on the......

Democrats mobilize to extend government funding, avert shutdown

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Democrats in Congress on Wednesday mobilized to defuse one of several crises they face this week, saying they would vote to head off an imminent government shutdown before funding expires at midnight on Thursday. The Senate could vote on Wednesday or Thursday to fund the......

House panel to tee up debt ceiling hike with three weeks to avert default

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sylvan Lane The House Rules Committee will meet Wednesday morning to advance a bill that would suspend the federal debt limit through December 2022, the panel announced Tuesday night.The Rules panel is expec… Source link To Return to the......

Pelosi vows to avert government shutdown

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mike Lillis Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden touts ‘progress’ during ‘candid’ meetings on .5T plan Manchin: Biden told moderates to pitch price tag for reconciliation bill On The Money — Democrats rush to finish off infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) vowed Thursday......

House Democrats unveil stopgap measure to avert shutdown and suspend debt ceiling

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — House Democrats on Tuesday released the text of a short-term government funding bill that includes a provision to suspend the debt limit and directs billions of dollars to efforts to relocate Afghan refugees and for disaster relief......

House Democrats press Biden, states to avert eviction catastrophe

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Pelosi and other senior Democrats showed no signs of relenting in their calls for Biden to reverse course. The White House announced last Thursday that it was letting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium expire Saturday because......

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