Federal employees are losing vacation time in government shutdown

Federal employees are losing vacation time in government shutdown

Kerry Wise
December 27, 2018

Democrats have said they will not provide Trump with additional funding beyond $1.6 billion already allocated for a border wall.

"Nothing new on the shutdown".

"Either Trump never meant to build a wall and was scamming voters from the beginning or he hasn't the first idea in how to get it done and no interest in finding out", Coulter told the conservative outlet The Daily Caller.

With Congress out of session and many federal workers either furloughed or using vacation time over the holidays, what usually is a frenetic Wednesday morning commute was anything but.

Trump also accused Democrats of wanting open borders, while claiming some federal workers are on his side.

"Different people from the same White House are saying different things about what the President would accept or not accept to end his Trump Shutdown, making it impossible to know where they stand at any given moment", top congressional Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement on Monday."The President wanted the shutdown, but he seems not to know how to get himself out of it".

Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a Trump ally who has been involved in the talks, said the president "is very firm in his resolve that we need to secure our border".

Via Twitter, he lamented that he is all alone and went on to air his disappointments about the lack of positive development in the government shutdown.

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People walk up the steps even though the National Archives is closed with the partial government shutdown in Washington. Two typically busy coffee shops near the White House were mostly empty around 8 a.m.

When Margaret Weichert, a deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget, tweeted that federal employees would receive their paychecks on Friday - covering the days they worked until the shutdown last Saturday - a government employee named Craig slapped back. "I can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a wall or fence, whatever they'd like to call it". "We can't do it without a wall", he said.

Some 800,000 federal workers must either work without pay for the time being, or stay home and wait to be paid later.

The partial shutdown, which began Saturday, was triggered by a lapse in funding for a quarter of the government's departments and agencies. Trump asked the girl.

Speaking by video conference to members of all five branches of the U.S. military, he said, "I want to wish everybody a really Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year".

Trump excused federal employees from work on Monday and Christmas is a federal holiday, meaning the public could begin feeling the shutdown's effects on Wednesday.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly promised Mexico would pay for his proposed wall.