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White House asks Congress for funding on Afghanistan and hurricanes

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By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden’s aides on Tuesday asked Congress for billions in new funds to deal with hurricanes and other natural disasters as well as the evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan. The White House said in a blog post at least $24 billion in new money will be needed for disasters, including Hurricane Ida, and $6.4 billion will be needed for the Afghan evacuation and refugee resettlement. The request for Congress to pass a short-term funding bill known as a continuing resolution underscored the financial strain posed by two cris…

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