It's an end of everything, say federal workers, turn to food banks as US govt shutdown crosses one-month mark
Wednesday, 23 January 2019 () A month since the US government shutdown began, dozens of federal employees have been lining up in Brooklyn for basics. Customs, tax and emergency management officials are all among the crowd, having gone unemployed since 22 December.
On Thursday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he didn’t “really quite understand why” unpaid federal workers are going to food banks.
The government shutdown stretched into its 34th day.
Politico reports roughly 800,000 federal workers are bracing for their second missed paycheck.
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