Shutdown Tied For Longest Ever
First reported by Usatoday.com
- As of Friday, the partial government shutdown officially became the longest shutdown in U.S. history, while nearly 800,000 federal workers missed their first paycheck.
- At 21 days, it matches the shutdown that stretched from December 1995 to January 1996 during the Clinton presidency.
- Of the 800,000 workers affected, about half have had to keep working without a paycheck, while the others were furloughed. Many stories have surfaced of workers calling in sick to work elsewhere, or filing for unemployment.
- Both Republicans and Democrats have held fast over $5.7 billion for border security that’s holding up a government spending bill.
- How long do you expect the shutdown to last?
- Which political party do you think will shoulder most of the blame for it?
WASHINGTON – IRS tax examiner Lori McLaurin is used to hearing from people in a financial bind who are looking for help.
But the single mother now finds herself among their ranks thanks to the partial government shutdown that’s left her furloughed and without a paycheck.
“I hear a lot of stories,” McLaurin said, at one point choking back tears. “I don’t know how they got into their situation. But this one right here, it wasn’t my doing.”
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Current shutdown ties record for longest government shutdown – CNNPolitics https://t.co/QdsrUdXP3k
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 11, 2019
The ongoing partial government shutdown hit a new milestone today by matching the record for the longest government shutdown in US history.
— CNN (@CNN) January 11, 2019
It was supposed to be payday. But paychecks are on hold for some 800,000 federal employees forced to go on unpaid leave or work without pay since Dec. 22 because of the government #shutdown. https://t.co/UImGxT6NZJ
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 11, 2019
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 11, 2019