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Debt Limit, Shutdown, Biden Agenda Showdowns Loom in Congress

Nov. 29, 2021, 3:00 PM

The U.S. Congress returns from its week-long Thanksgiving recess facing urgent deadlines to avoid both a federal government shutdown and a debt limit default, pass the annual defense bill and finalize President Joe Biden’s signature tax and spending bill.

Missteps on the funding bills or debt ceiling would have profound consequences for the country and party in power, while failure to agree on a final form of the $2 trillion House-passed Build Back Better bill could cement voter perceptions that Democrats are too preoccupied with infighting to legislate.

The Senate will be the major focus of activity on the stacked ...

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