Government pay

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, Rebecca Maclean, a housing program specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Pittsburgh, stands outside her home in Pittsburgh. Maclean, whose furlough began Dec. 21, was washing dishes and listening to NPR when the news broke of a deal to temporarily end the shutdown. She isn’t celebrating quite yet. “I’m cautiously optimistic at this point,” she said. “Until (Trump) puts ink to paper, I’m not going to check my bank balance.” (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 25, 2019 - 9:56 pm
Federal workers who have gone a month without getting paid during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history expressed relief Friday that a deal had been reached to end the impasse, but are worried they'll be in the same spot in a few weeks. Ivan Tauler and his wife spent an exhausting three...
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President Donald Trump waves as he walks through the Colonnade from the Oval Office of the White House on arrival to announce a deal to temporarily reopen the government, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 25, 2019 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work. Standing alone in...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Negotiations will continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 25, 2019 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump will not be delivering his State of the Union Address next Tuesday, even though the federal government is expected to be reopened by then. Trump had postponed the joint address to...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ross, one of the richest people in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, is questioning why furloughed federal workers are reluctant to take out loans to get through the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 25, 2019 - 7:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One White House aide mused that the shutdown was like a paid vacation for some furloughed workers. President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law said employees' "little bit of pain" was worth it for the good of the country. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross questioned why cash-poor workers...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters a day after officially postponing President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 24, 2019 - 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 5:55 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting the idea of providing "some big down payment" for President Donald Trump's border wall as part of a solution to the partial...
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 24, 2019 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the...
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January 24, 2019 - 1:41 pm
The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continued to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ross, one of the richest people in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, is questioning why furloughed federal workers are reluctant to take out loans to get through the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 24, 2019 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, one of the richest people in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, questioned Thursday why furloughed federal workers were using food banks instead of taking out loans to get through the monthlong partial government shutdown. Ross was asked on CNBC to...
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A furloughed government worker affected by the shutdown holds a sign that reads "Reopen the Government" during a silent protest against the ongoing partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 23, 2019 - 8:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, feeling pressure to display their vision for border security, are preparing a package that would ignore President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for a wall with Mexico and would instead pay for other ideas aimed at protecting the border. As the government...
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A motorist is helped to push his car into a garage after it ran out out of fuel, in the capital Harare, Wednesday, Jan, 23, 2019. The Southern African nation remained tense as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's call for national dialogue is met with skepticism, and reports of abuses by security forces continued. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 23, 2019 - 7:48 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe faces a new wave of unrest as the group representing government workers announced on Wednesday that civil servants across the country will go on strike after salary negotiations failed. David Dzatsunga, secretary of the Civil Service Apex Council, said the strike by...
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