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Democrats reveal shutdown and debt patch that's doomed in Senate

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21.09.2021

House Democratic leaders on Tuesday unveiled the fine print of a funding package that will bring them no closer to stopping a government shutdown in 10 days or a debt default in the coming weeks.

Republicans have said they plan to reject the funding package, which includes $28.6 billion in disaster aid — including for storm-battered red states — as well as $6.3 billion in funding for Afghan refugees and an extension of cash to keep the government open through Dec. 3. Democrats, eager for a messaging win, are tying that bundle to a measure that would hit pause on an approaching debt cliff through the 2022 midterms.

While the House is expected to pass........

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