Government Shutdown

Federal Workers face possibility of missing second paycheck

ABC NEWS– Congress returns Tuesday to talk about the shutdown. Democrats are now looking for a better deal after rejecting President Donald Trump’s most recent attempt to break the stalemate. As for the 800,000 unpaid federal workers, the possibility of missing a second paycheck this coming Friday looms heavy. ABC’S Lana Zak has more. Categories: Local News, National News Tags: Government…

SNAP recipients urged to budget as shutdown lingers on

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – South Carolinian who receive funding from SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) will receive their February benefits early. State officials are cautioning recipients as the early allotment doesn’t mean that additional funds will be distributed again next month. More than 42 million Americans receive assistance through the food stamp program in a year, according to Feeding America,…

Miami airport to close terminal over shutdown

AP (MIAMI) – Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport’s normal rate as the federal government shutdown stretches toward a fourth week. Friday marks the first day screeners will miss a paycheck, and airport spokesman Greg Chin said there’s a concern there won’t be enough workers…

How the government shutdown is impacting food inspections

By STEPHANIE EBBS In a move to minimize the impact of the shutdown, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted the agency is “taking steps” to expand domestic food safety inspections during the shutdown, especially for high-risk facilities that make up a third of regular inspections. Gottlieb tweeted they hope to resume some inspections after this week marked the first inspections the…

Protestors at Lindsey Graham’s Columbia Office over Government Shutdown

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Some Federal workers rallied in front of Senator Lindsey Graham’s Columbia office to voice their concern over the government shutdown. On Thursday, demonstrators protested, saying the shutdown is impacting people in our area, in a big way. we spoke with Tangela Graves who works at the Federal prison in Salters, South Carolina. The protest included representatives from…