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Here's How Much Congress Got Paid During The Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown came to a close early Thursday morning when President Barack Obama signed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceil...

Amanda Terkel

Furloughed Federal Workers To Receive Prestigious Award For Work They're Currently Barred From Doing | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday evening, nine outstanding public servants will receive a prestigious award for improving the lives of the American public. F...

Amanda Terkel

Congressional Dysfunction Prompts Federal Workers To Seek Jobs In Private Sector | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leah Phifer has long envisioned spending her life dedicated to public service. The 29-year-old Minnesota resident has been a civil serva...

Farah Mohamed

Frustrated Federal Workers Begin Day One Of Furloughs | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government may have shut down at midnight Monday, but federal workers still went through their normal routines on Tuesday mo...

Amanda Terkel

Government Agencies Assure 'Nonessential' Employees They're Still Important Ahead of Shutdown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The possibility of a government shutdown is dividing the federal workforce into two categories: the haves and the have-nots, or in burea...

Dave Jamieson

Sequestration, Now Possible Shutdown, Shatter Federal Worker Morale | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Lytle has already forgone six days of work this year due to the automatic government cuts known as sequestration. The unpaid f...