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What the Shutdown Means Now

5 monthes ago   |   By Newser

Welcome to day 22: Starting Saturday, the partial government shutdown became the longest such closure in American history. About 800,000 federal workers received blank pay statements Friday as politicians in both parties continued to maneuver and consider their options, the AP reports. President Trump pressed Congress to find a...
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As shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history, federal employees sue over working for no pay

As shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history, federal employees sue over working for no pay

5 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

The government shutdown dragged on for a 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest in American history. On Friday, 800,000 federal employees went without their paychecks. And though President Trump insists “the buck stops with everybody,” 51 percent of Americans are placing blame for the shutdown him and him alone, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll .
On Friday, federal employee unions filed a lawsuit accusing the government of violating federal labor laws by forcing “essential” employees to continue to work through the shutdown, even though they aren't being paid. These unions - the...
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Day 22: Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

Day 22: Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

5 monthes ago   |   By ABC

Government shutdown enters 22nd day, becoming the longest federal closure in US history.
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