Here are real stories of workers hurt by the Trump Shutdown:

  • “It’s one of those times when it does have a real impact, and it's an impact that's going to affect my landlord, and the rest of my family, and other extended members of my family as I try to find a solution to this.” - Federal worker
  • “So when something like this happens and you're not going to get your next check, it’s like okay, what do I do? I'll have to make a tough choice between paying my utilities or going and buying groceries for the next two weeks.” - Federal worker
  • “If I’m not paid on Jan. 11 and I spend zero dollars on gas or groceries between now and then, I will run out of money to pay bills on Jan. 18 and will have to break into the emergency fund. It’s a bunch of uncertainty and stress that is not welcome. … It feels like I’m a hostage, and it really hurts to see cruel comments about how people are ‘glad’ the government is shut down.” - Federal worker
  • "You still have to go to work, you still have doctor's appointments you have to get to, and gas costs money, and food costs money, so we were stressing." - Military spouse
  • “We have mortgage payments. We have car payments. We have credit card bills, utilities, and we also have child care. So with half of our income gone, it's very concerning.” - Federal worker
  • “When you're trying to raise a family, adjusting isn't an option. When you went to go to work for the Justice department with the kind of the thought you're going to get paid every week, every two weeks. Your paycheck will be consistent. And it’s turned out not to be.” - Federal worker
  • “I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this. I thought he was going to do good things.” - Federal worker

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A sign discloses information about the partial government shutdown which affected the Visitor's Center at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in New York. (Kathy Willens) - AP

How is the Federal Government shutdown impacting you?

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