White House: ‘Extreme’ GOP shut­down will ham­per 2,000 dis­as­ter recov­ery projects

The White House opened Thurs­day by again ham­mer­ing House Repub­li­cans for “play­ing par­ti­san games” ahead of the loom­ing dead­line to fund the gov­ern­ment for the com­ing fis­cal year.
White House offi­cials dis­trib­uted a fact sheet Thurs­day morn­ing warn­ing that a shut­down “would have dam­ag­ing impacts” on the econ­o­my, “includ­ing delay­ing long-term dis­as­ter recov­ery and under­min­ing pre­pared­ness in com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try.”
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“Their par­ti­san approach stands in stark con­trast to the Senate’s bipar­ti­san progress towards keep­ing the gov­ern­ment open and mak­ing a down pay­ment on dis­as­ter relief fund­ing,” the fact sheet reads. “An Extreme Repub­li­can Shut­down would leave the DRF under­fund­ed — delay­ing near­ly 2,000 long-term recov­ery projects in com­mu­ni­ties across the coun­try.”
Pres­i­dent Joe Biden sub­mit­ted a sup­ple­men­tal fund­ing request for the first quar­ter of the com­ing fis­cal year, which includ­ed bil­lions to replen­ish the Fed­er­al Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agen­cy’s Dis­as­ter Relief Fund.
White House offi­cials say that the GOP’s refusal to ful­fill Biden’s fund­ing request, cou­pled with a shut­down, would delay tor­na­do recov­ery efforts i …