The federal government shutdown is in its 33rd day. Many federal employees have now gone an entire month without a paycheck, despite many of them still being mandated to show up for work or risk termination. To help ease the sting of this record-breaking shutdown, a number of companies have stepped forward to donate food and other goods and services to the federal employees affected by it. The US federal government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018 has far surpassed the previous record for the longest such lockout, a 21-day affair that spanned from December of 1995 into January of the following year. And with no sure end in sight, the current shutdown will likely keep tacking on days for some time yet. Approximately 800,000 federal employees are going without paychecks during this shutdown – for reference, that’s a number larger than the population of the states of North Dakota, Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming. Of those 800,000, most are still working. About … [Read more...] about These companies are giving away free food and services to federal employees affected by the government shutdown
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National & International Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story The Associated Press ORDER REPRINT → January 15, 2019 09:33 AM Government shutdown or government breakdown? When a government shutdown looms, the conflict is rarely about a "clash of values" — as McClatchy Political Editor Steven "Buzz" Thomma explains, it's a sign that Washington is unable to do its job. By Up Next × SHARE When a government shutdown looms, the conflict is rarely about a "clash of values" — as McClatchy Political Editor Steven "Buzz" Thomma explains, it's a sign that Washington is unable to do its job. By In a story Jan. 11 about the government shutdown, The Associated Press — from an article that originally appeared on the personal finance web site NerdWallet — reported erroneously that mortgage loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs would … [Read more...] about Correction: NerdWallet-Government Shutdown-Mortgages story
Suspended food safety tests, vanishing airport security workers, an explosion of trash and human waste in national parks: The ongoing federal government shutdown, poised to become the longest such closure in U.S. history, is affecting Americans in a variety of ways. But there may not be a group of people who are experiencing the full range of the shutdown’s effects — from the merely inconvenient to the genuinely life-threatening — as deeply as the country’s American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes. Tribes rely on the federal government to fund and administer programs that are vital to the survival and well-being of their communities — an obligation rooted in treaties between tribal nations, whose lands were largely ceded to Washington, and the U.S. government, which in return pledged them financial support. Though many of the government’s core obligations, like defense, remain funded during this shutdown, its so-called “treaty … [Read more...] about ‘Catastrophic:’ Minnesota’s tribal communities face deep service cuts, tough choices as government shutdown drags on
By: Simon Wilson 12/01/2019 Donald Trump’s tangle with Congress over his promised border wall has led to US government agencies closing up shop. But does that matter much for America’s economy? Simon Wilson reports.What has happened? Since 22 December, the US federal government has been in partial shutdown after Congress refused to agree to $5.6bn in funding for President Trump’s long-promised wall along the Mexican border – a barrier regarded by Democrats as not merely a crazy waste of money, but also immoral. As MoneyWeek went to press, the Trump-imposed shutdown had lasted 19 days – the second-longest in US history. And if it continues until this weekend (and there’s every sign that it will), it will be the longest shutdown ever, surpassing the 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton in December 1995 and January 1996. What’s a “partial” shutdown? In this case, only around a quarter of federal agencies are affected, … [Read more...] about What’s behind the US government shutdown?
Kate Taylor, provided by Published 10:09 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images Columbia Sportswear ran a full-page ad in The Washington Post on Friday, calling for an end to the government shutdown and to "Make America's Parks Open Again." "Walls shouldn't block access to parks, and federal workers shouldn't be left out in the cold," Columbia CEO Tim Boyle is quoted in the ad. "Work together to open the parks." National parks have been plagued by garbage and feces overflow in recent weeks, absent of workers to clean toilets or pick up trash. Columbia Sportswear wants President Donald Trump to "Make America's Parks Open Again." On Friday, the outdoors clothing and gear company ran an ad in The Washington Post calling for an end to the government shutdown and not-so-subtly slamming Trump's immigration policies. "Walls shouldn't block access to parks, and federal workers shouldn't be left out in the cold," reads a quote from … [Read more...] about A sportswear company blasts the government shutdown in a full-page ad calling for Trump to ‘Make America’s Parks Open Again’