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Biden: 'I am confident' crippling nationwide rail strike will be avoided
Will President Biden avoid potential rail strike in time for the Christmas holidays?
Former Trump economic adviser Steve Moore analyzes what railroad union workers are demanding and how the White House can prevent a strike on ‘The Evening Edit.’
President Biden on Tuesday expressed confidence that a dispute between unions and the nation's freight railroads will be resolved before a nationwide railroad strike that could cripple the economy just before Christmas.
The president spoke briefly to reporters before a meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss upcoming legislative priorities for the lame duck session of Congress. He remarked that the looming strike must be a top priority for lawmakers.
"Congress, I think, has to act to prevent it," Biden said. "It's not an easy call, but I think we have to do it. The economy is at risk."
Asked if he was confident a rail strike would be avoided, Biden replied, "I am confident."
IF TRAIN STRIKE HAPPENS, MAJOR RAIL UNION WILL HONOR PICKET LINES, ITS LEADER SAYS