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Dawn arrived at the Capitol as the partial government shutdown entered Day 18 on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

As Jan. 11 Pay Deadline Looms, GOP Senators Express Increased Urgency in Ending Shutdown

One Republican says he may introduce legislation to ensure certain impacted feds are paid throughout a shutdown.

Excepted employees note that they have to report to work even though their transit benefits have been disrupted, as well as their pay.

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.

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is shown.

Analysis: Trump Is Grinding the System to a Halt

Thousands of TSA employees continue to work without pay. It’s unfair—and it’s dangerous.

The Capitol on Monday, Jan. 7, as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week.

As Shutdown Talks Stall, Democrats Try a New Tactic to Open Some Agencies

Trump says feds are still with him and can call in sick if that’s "what they have to do."

Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the White House on Dec. 21, the day funding for some agencies ran out. Pence is one of the appointees who would be due for a pay raise if Congress doesn't extend the freeze.

Trump Administration Delays End of Pay Freeze for Political Appointees

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.

"It’s important to put into law something permanent so that going into future shutdowns, federal employees at least have the assurance and certainty that they will be paid at the end of the day," said Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

Lawmakers Look to Ensure Furloughed Feds Receive Back Pay When Agencies Reopen

Sponsors of the legislation, which has passed the House as part of an appropriations package, say it could deter future shutdown threats.

President Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington after a meeting with Congressional leaders on border security as the government shutdown continues Friday, Jan. 4.

Trump Threatens Year-Long Shutdown, Says Feds Don’t Mind Missing Paychecks

“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.