Biden urges Senate to pass bill on averting rail strikes

Wednesday, 30. November 2022 19:40

United States President Joe Biden told the Senate on Wednesday that it "must act urgently" and pass the bill that would deter the rail strikes, which are planned for the beginning of December.

"I am grateful to Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats and Republicans for taking urgent action to prevent a rail shutdown. This overwhelming bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives makes clear that Democrats and Republicans agree that a rail shutdown would be devastating to our economy and families across the country," Biden shared in a statement.

The head of the US underscored that without "the certainty of a final vote to avoid a shutdown this week," railroads could start freezing the movement of "critical materials," which would then disrupt the supply chains in the country.

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