Biden calls on Congress to 'immediately' pass legislation to avert rail shutdown | CNN Politics

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Democratic leaders say they could act as soon as this week after President Joe Biden on Monday called on Congress to pass legislation “immediately” to avert a rail shutdown by officially adopting a September tentative agreement approved by labor and management leaders.

“I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators – without any modifications or delay – to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown,” Biden said in a statement.

“This agreement was approved by labor and management negotiators in September,” Biden continued.

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