Federal employees tell of misery as government shutdown rolls on | ITV News

The partial US government shutdown dragged into a record-tying 21 days on Friday on what should be pay day for hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

With no end in sight for the partial shutdown – which will be the longest in history at midnight tonight – many of the roughly 800,000 affected federal workers will not receive their paychecks this weekend, with some being forced to take out loans and apply for benefits to tie themselves over.

Many took to Twitter to share their #shutdownstories with some saying they risk losing their homes or being unable to afford vital medicine for their children.

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