Despite the shutdown’s duration, Congress was able to get a promise from President Donald Trump to sign a bill guaranteeing federal employees would get paid once appropriations are restored.
Most of the millions of federal contractors won’t get paid for time lost to the shutdown, but why should you sweat it? They’re the ones who decided to work on federal projects.
Are, as so many politicians believe, all, many or most federal workers Democrats? Maybe they are now, but in general, probably not.
No deal reached to end shutdown as President Trump and congressional leaders meet at the White House
House Democrats are sweeping into power on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans
Bloomberg Government’s Loren Duggan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss what it could take to end the government shutdown.
A partial federal shutdown is taking hold after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion for his cherished Mexican border wall
The government shutdown clock is ticking and almost nobody wants one, although the president did say he would be “proud” to do it if Congress doesn’t approve funding for a southern border wall.
Telling people they can’t work but will eventually get paid during the biggest shopping season of the year doesn’t make sense to a lot of folks. Except in Washington, where the people who make government shutdown decisions are exempt from shutdown rules.
As Democrats prepare to take over the House, persistent issues remain before the hourglass runs out of sand on the current session.