Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work.
Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.
A federal employment expert said the most important question to ask about donations is whether they might cause a conflict of interest.
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,
TSA workers are usually among the least-liked government employees. But these days many travelers passing through airports are taking a moment to express their gratitude to the furloughed workers putting in their hours without pay as the partial government shutdown continues.
“What people perhaps don’t realize is what we lose, we don’t get back. There’s no back pay; there’s no compensation. We’re pretty much on our own,” small-business owner Marc Neilson said.
With thousands of residents working without pay or furloughed for more than a month, Fairfax County, is considering additional steps to help those struggling to make ends meet.
The federal government is warning essential personnel who are required to work during the partial government shutdown that they either show up for duty or risk being classified AWOL, absent without leave.
The government shutdown is bringing an outpouring of generosity to TSA agents and other federal employees who are working without pay.
Voting in Congress was not expected to unfold until later in the week. Even then it seemed doubtful that the 1,300-page measure, dubbed the “End The Shutdown And Secure The Border Act,” had any chance of passing swiftly.
The FBI needs to be funded, an exasperated FBI Agents Association President Tom O’Connor lamented, there’s nothing political about it. A report details how agents are being hampered from doing their jobs due to the shutdown.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will introduce emergency legislation that she says would allow federal employees who live in D.C. and who have been working without pay during the partial government shutdown to file for unemployment benefits.
Fed up with the partial government shutdown that’s lasted more than a month, Sen. Mark Warner introduced legislation Tuesday designed to prevent future government shutdowns from ever happening again.
The U.S. is in the midst of the longest government shutdown in history. Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump remain in a standoff over funding for Trump’s border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. See photos.
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