How the partial government shutdown could affect FBI agents in the long term is the subject of a new report. In “Voices from the Field,” members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Agents Association — a non-governmental group representing the interests of many FBI agents — shared concerns. One anonymous respondent said: “We as individuals in this organization swore to protect and serve the American people, [but we cannot do so] if the government is not re-opened immediately.” Another unnamed agent said “the shutdown has eliminated any ability to operate.” FBI agents are furloughed as part of the continuing partial government shutdown.
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