Government Shutdown

Great news DC residents! In light of the government shutdown, Mayor Bowser announced that 8 DPR locations will be providing lunch for youth 18 and under EVERY Saturday from 12-1pm. 

While the government shutdown continues, there are many families that need assistance and The Capital Area Food Bank is ready to help.

As of this writing, 800,000 federal workers are basically being held hostage by the President of the United States. The government shutdown is at 16 days because of a dispute between President Trump and the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. As we heard throughout Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, he wants to build a “big beautiful wall’ […]

Federal employees (who are eligible) can apply for unemployment benefits. According to OPM, to file an unemployment claim,

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill late last night for President Barack Obama‘s signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped…

The government shutdown in October lasted 16 days and cost at least $24 billion, and there are fears another one may be coming on Jan. 15.…

Wednesday’s deal to end the government shutdown included back pay for federal employees who were not paid during stalemate, providing compensation for workers who were taken off the job or had to work without pay during through no fault of their own. Read More

Senate leaders announced today that they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown in time to avoid a possible U.S. default.  Details on…

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Reverend Al Sharpton joins the TJMS to talk about the government shutdown, Justice Antonin Scalia’s comments on “blacks” and more.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), benefits, formerly known as food stamps, were restored on October 12 after the main Xerox data center that processes EBT (Electronic Benefit…

Negotiations to end the U.S. government shutdown, now in its third week, were making significant progress in the Senate just days before the government exhausts its ability to borrow more money to pay its bills. Click for updates

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Comedian Huggy Lowdown jokes with the crew about wanting the government shutdown to be over, Christina Milian‘s exit from “Dancing with the Stars”, and Sylvester…