Workers Say They're Going Without Food, Medicine 33 Days Into Shutdown

Hundreds of furloughed workers, who have missed at least two paychecks now, protested the longest shutdown in U.S. history on Capitol Hill.
Posted at 6:57 PM, Jan 23, 2019

Hundreds of furloughed government employees and contractors held a 33-minute-long silent protest on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, day 33 of the partial government shutdown. This week workers will miss their second paycheck as Congress and the White House remain at a standstill over funding for a border wall. Many say the lack of income is forcing them to have to choose food over medicine, and to borrow money to pay for their housing.