Government shutdown and your health: What you need to know

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The unions argued that the government could not force employees deemed "essential" to work without pay during the shutdown.

The shutdown began December 22 and is the longest ever, entering its 27th day Thursday.

Justice Department attorneys, who are defending the federal government, meanwhile acknowledged federal workers' dilemma but urged the judiciary not to involve itself in a political dispute.

"The good news is we're going to do it, and shame on them", he told TSA workers during a visit Thursday to Sacramento International Airport.

But the figure isn't high enough to "significantly worsen wait times in most major airports", the newspaper reported.

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one the world's busiest, has had wait times as long as 90 minutes on some days since the shutdown began, prompting concerns about how the city will handle the influx of visitors for the Super Bowl on February 3. Some of those numbers have shifted in the past week as agencies such as the IRS have called tens of thousands back to work. Instead, they will receive a paycheck after completing the next two weeks of work.

Throughout the shutdown, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has continued to provide fee-based work permits. That's what the plaintiffs say they need - help right now. But just because they will get back pay at some point, does not make them ineligible for applying for unemployment insurance, said Parker, referring to guidance DES received from the Labor Department.

Frigid temperatures continue into Sunday
The advisory begins at 9 PM and replaces any winter weather headlines as no more snow is expected during the cold spell. We can expect an afternoon high of only 4 degrees Saturday afternoon with wind chills again remaining well below zero.

Shutdown bites economy, US Coast Guard, as talks to end impasse stall
All this helps explain why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has refused to force a solution to the standoff. Capitol to share more stories from Washington state families who have been impacted by the Trump Shutdown.

Tesla to cut jobs as cars 'too expensive'
Assuming that's still the case, a 7 percent cut would be about 3,150 workers. "In Q3 previous year , we were able to make a 4% profit", Musk said in a blog post.

The record-long US government shutdown would subtract 0.1 percentage point from economic growth every week, twice as originally forecasted, the CNBC on Tuesday quoted a Donald Trump administration official as saying. The agency said that is double the number of federal workers who sought aid in the previous week.

Workers will be paid when the shutdown comes to a conclusion.

A tip sheet published by the Coast Guard Support Program, an employee-assistance arm of the service commonly known as CG SUPRT, provided suggestions to those in the Coast Guard affected by the shutdown.

"We have the ability to continue to function to protect the health, safety and national security of the United States", he said. "That's where we're seeing most of our claims come from".

A lawyer for the Justice Department agreed with that position.

Editor's Note: This article was updated January 18 at 1pm to reflect that Mioposto will offer deals to federal workers until they receive their first paycheck.

As the shutdown, which is already the longest in the nation's history, drags on, the impact in the nation's capital is visible. That's the deadline for the federal government to respond to their case.

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