Beer budgets could be among expenses taking a hit for federal employees and contractors impacted by the ongoing partial government shutdown, and a couple of D.C. entrepreneurs have set up a way for anyone to pay for what might be a much-needed beer or two during these stressful times.
Federal workers worried about paying the rent may want to talk to their landlord. A couple of the biggest property management companies in the D.C. region said they’re trying to be flexible.
The drawing happened last month, before the government shutdown, but Carrie Walls says the cash prize was particularly timely because her husband is a federal worker currently furloughed.
“This is completely avoidable,” Rep. Rob Wittman told WTOP. “I believe Congress needs to pass ‘No Budget, No Pay.’ Get a budget done on time, when we should’ve done it, and if not, members of Congress shouldn’t get paid.”
Federal employees who are not getting paid during the partial government shutdown might run into more financial trouble if they have student loans they need to deal with in the meantime.
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