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Government Shutdown Furloughs

What Was 'Essential' and What Wasn't

Mattea Kramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

In that distinction between what was necessary and what wasn't, it was easy enough to spot the values of the people's representatives. And what we saw was gut-wrenching. Stomach-churning.

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Score Amazing Own Goal | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After voting this year to keep federal employees' pay frozen, Republicans in Congress have accidentally given many government workers th...

Dear Federal Employees, You Are All Essential in My Book

Steve Ressler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Ressler

When we label a public servant as "non-essential," we do little to promote their sacrifice and dedication to making our country. Even more, this belittling label does not inspire young and innovative people to join government to make positive change.

Some Furloughed Workers Return To Jobs

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In the space of a week, Chris Vaccaro was furloughed from his government post, called back to work and then furlough...

Jason Cherkis

The Furloughed Worker Diaries | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For two weeks since the government shutdown began, furloughed federal workers and their families have had their lives upended. Ordinary ...

As Furloughed Workers Get Headlines, Don't Forget About the Long-Term Unemployed

Jennifer G. Hickey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jennifer G. Hickey

Furloughed workers wonder how they will pay their bills until they receive back pay. We simply worry about paying the bills. For the millions who have been laid off during the recession, no businesses offered free meals or other discounts the day after the pink slip arrived.

You Can Raise Secure Kids Even in This Financially Insecure Time

Neale Godfrey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

The economy has been slowly recovering, and the stock markets have reached historic highs, but for many, times are still tough. First, we had sequestr...

5 Financial Tips for the Furloughed

Eric Adamowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Eric Adamowsky

With families to support, bills to pay and the length of the shutdown unclear, furloughed workers face uncertainty. Will the Senate pass the back pay bill? Can credit card bills be delayed? What about the mortgage payments?

Thousands Of Furloughed Workers File For Unemployment

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District o...

Federal Government Work Piles Up A Week Into Shutdown

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and red Solo cups lit...

Pentagon To Recall Most Furloughed Workers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* House vote for retroactive pay for furloughed workers * Concern as deadline approaches on debt limit *...

Even Amid Shutdown, Cruz Gets Some Cheers

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- HOUSTON (AP) — Thanks to Texas' new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he vote...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Houses Approves Retroactive Pay To Federal Workers | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives agreed on at least one issue as the government shutdown entered its fifth day Saturday: Federal employ...

Shutdown Drags On

Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday after a White House meeting a...

No Shutdown Deal After White House Meeting

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama brought top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday as Republicans rejected Democratic deman...

Here's How The Government Shutdown Is Hurting Your State

Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though much of the coverage of the government shutdown has focused on the drama unfolding in Washington, D.C., the effects are being fel...

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...

Navy Base Suffers As Hundreds Are Furloughed Thanks To Shutdown

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT, R.I. -- NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Around 800 civilian employees at Naval Station Newport were furloughed Tuesday and some classes were suspended...

Shutdown Shows No Signs Of Ending

Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government...

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...

How A Government Shutdown Could Lead To Furloughs

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks...

How A Government Shutdown Would Affect NYC

Posted 06.07.2011 | New York

In the increasingly likely event of a government shutdown, New Yorkers would continue to receive Medicaid, but they can forget about visiting the Stat...