Senate rejects rival Democratic, GOP plans for reopening government

Jan 24, 2019
The Democratic plan received one more vote than the Republican proposal.

What are your questions about the government shutdown?

Jan 24, 2019
Let's try to navigate the longest government shutdown in history.
Federal employees holding empty plates stage a rally to call for a vote on the shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2019.

What the partial government shutdown could mean for FBI agents

Jan 23, 2019
A new report looks into the long-term impact.
FBI Agents Association member Thomas O'Connor holds up an FBI report 'Voices From the Field' giving examples of how the government shutdown is undermining their work on drug and gang enforcement, security, and counter-terrorism, as he speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2019.

For some businesses, the partial government shutdown offers a chance to market directly to affected federal workers

Jan 22, 2019
Companies still have to be careful about crafting messages in a highly politicized moment.

Thousands of federal works file unemployment claims

Jan 18, 2019
More apply for benefits as the partial government shutdown drags on.
Albert Romero, 50, has filed for unemployment insurance while he waits to return to his job at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Boulder, Colorado.
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Shutdown could affect security clearances

Jan 18, 2019
Skip a bill payment, get bad credit. Get bad credit, lose your security clearance.
Social worker Pam Harrison holds a sign protesting the government shutdown at the James V. Hansen Federal Building on January 10, 2019 in Ogden, Utah.
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Definition of an essential worker does a shutdown shift

Jan 17, 2019
Thousands of government employees are furloughed during this government shutdown.
Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
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The partial government shutdown makes business nostalgic for bureaucracy

Jan 16, 2019
With the partial government shutdown hurtling toward the one-month mark, companies are starting to long for a little old-fashioned government bureaucracy. Because while it may slow things down, without it, it’s pretty hard to get anything done. Click the audio…

What happens when losing a paycheck becomes a regular thing

Jan 16, 2019
As a government contractor, Janet Martin weathered several shutdowns. But losing pay changed how she thinks about money.
Retired government contractor Janet Martin endured many government shutdowns during her career, and those experiences still affect how she lives her life.
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How the government shutdown is affecting federal employees who are veterans

Jan 15, 2019
The partial government shutdown left some 800,000 federal employees without a paycheck last week, and a lot of military veterans are among that number. Nearly a third of workers in federal executive branch agencies are veterans, and according to the…