One Republican says he may introduce legislation to ensure certain impacted feds are paid throughout a shutdown.
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Feds are trying to adjust to the shutdown in its third week.
Federal Workers Recount Concerns Over Transit Payments, Qualifying for Mortgages and Other Shutdown Impacts
“It’s not just about us; it’s the people we serve and what the mission is,” said one employee at a roundtable hosted by Sen. Chris Van Hollen.
Thousands of TSA employees continue to work without pay. It’s unfair—and it’s dangerous.
Trump says feds are still with him and can call in sick if that’s "what they have to do."
The salaries of the vice president, Cabinet-level officials and other political appointees were due to increase for the first time since 2013 as a result of the partial government shutdown.
The shutdown continues to have far-reaching effects.
Sponsors of the legislation, which has passed the House as part of an appropriations package, say it could deter future shutdown threats.
“The people that won’t get next week’s pay, or the following weeks pay, if you ever really looked at those people they’d say, ‘Mr. President please keep going,’” Trump said.
Trump says he would veto the measures.