(FixThisNation.com) – President Joe Biden has stated that conservative rebels were going to attempt to thwart the upcoming funding deal following Congress’ decision to pass a stopgap bill in order to avoid a government shutdown and keep the government funded only hours before the anticipated deadline.
On Sunday during a White House news conference, Biden argued that “extreme MAGA Republicans” had attempted to walk away from the funding deal and that the spending cuts they had proposed which ranged from 30 to 80 percent would have caused devastation for millions of Americans. He then pointed out that while the extremist Republican faction had failed and they had stopped it, he was not under any illusion that they would not be back again.
A reporter proceeded to ask Biden whether he trusted that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would uphold his word regarding the agreement. In response, Biden claimed that they had just reached an agreement about Ukraine which would show whether he would, but that he does expect the Speaker to remain committed to opening a pathway for providing aid to Ukraine as they fight off the Russian invasion.
Following his remarks McCarthy’s spokesperson released a statement noting that the Speaker “has been clear and consistent” and that they will continue to provide aid to Ukraine while also addressing the border crisis.
On Saturday night Congress managed to pass a short-term bill that allowed the government to continue operating at its current funding levels until November 17. The bill also includes additional disaster relief money until Congress reaches a funding agreement for the entire fiscal year.
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