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After a slight delay, Biden is speaking now on the November jobs report. But he began by saying that he would soon sign into law the short-term government funding bill before the midnight deadline, averting a government shutdown.
“Funding the government isn’t a great achievement,” Biden said with a wry chuckle. “it’s the bare minimum of what we need to get done. BUT in these times bipartisan cooperation is worth recognition.” He thanked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell for reaching a deal and the Senate for a bipartisan vote to fund federal agencies.