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800,000 Federal Employees Furloughed or Working Without Pay

HeadlineDec 26, 2018

Funding for about a quarter of all federal programs expired at midnight on Friday, including the departments of Justice, Agriculture and Homeland Security. Some 380,000 federal employees have been furloughed; another 420,000 are working without pay. Some within Trump’s own Republican Party have suggested the shutdown is an act of bravado. This is Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

Sen. Bob Corker: “This is a made-up fight so the president can look like he’s fighting. … So this is something that is unnecessary. It’s a spectacle, and, candidly, it’s juvenile. The whole thing is juvenile.”

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