Banks and credit unions are offering assistance for federal workers during the partial government shutdown. See what’s being offered.
As the longest government shutdown in history enters its fifth week, Mia Williams, a Memphis-based Transportation Security Agent and single mom of two boys, is struggling to put food on the table. On Friday, she will miss a second paycheck.
Federal workers are going to miss their second straight paycheck Friday because of the partial government shutdown. But, they won’t get billed just yet for one of their benefits.
“We have a whole calendar slated with new beers coming out into the market, all of which need to be approved by the federal government,” one local craft brewer said. “There’s much more to it than just brewing up a new recipe, bottling it up and sending it out to market.”
Fifteen-year-old Eric McKay, who goes by the nickname “Bean,” loves peanut butter. Lidl hooked him up with a lifetime supply of it and now he’s sharing the wealth with furloughed government workers.
All over Twitter and Facebook, citizen commentators are offering a solution to end the partial U.S. government shutdown: airport workers should just go on strike. But striking is illegal for federal workers,
Some federal employees — including those still on the job but not getting paid — have found they’re having to scrape together money for essential goods. Now, many who never thought they’d have to are applying for unemployment benefits.
While President Trump cast his Saturday proposal to end the government shutdown as a “commonsense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss it as a “nonstarter.”
Conditions behind the walls of the nation’s federal prisons are degrading under the government shutdown, where some correctional officers are being forced to work extended shifts, inmate programs are being canceled, and medical and maintenance workers are being asked to fill in for guards.
For the first time in Restaurant Week’s 18-year history, The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington is extending it’s promotion until Jan. 27 due to a 20 percent decrease in business in the midst of the ongoing government shutdown.
You and your loved ones aren’t federal employees or contractors, and you don’t live in a setting or have a job closely tied to government programs. So what does the government shutdown have to do with you? More than you think.
The Break It “anger room” or “rage room” is offering those who are furloughed a place to take out their frustrations free of charge, with complimentary smashing sessions at their Fredericksburg, Virginia, location.
Shoppers at several Northern Virginia grocery stores reached into their hearts and dug into their pockets to help buy groceries Saturday for those in need, including federal workers who have missed a paycheck.
President Donald Trump made a major announcement Saturday at 4 p.m. about the government shutdown and border security.
A Capitol Heights woman who is a contract worker with the State Department and the Smithsonian is feeling the effects of the government shutdown. But on Saturday, she met a good Samaritan who stepped up to help.
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