Transcript for Shutdown leaves many lawmakers and federal employees frustrated
The senate has adjourned. There is no legislative compromise in sight and on day 21 of the shut down many lawmakers and federal employees are beyond frustrated. The air traffic controllers association filing a lawsuit arguing that the government should not compel their members to work without pay stoppage shut down. They are the latest in a series of unions to do so. The American Federation of Government Employees in the treasury listing other plaintiff a US customs and Border Patrol agent. All filed suit simply shut down begin on federal workers continuing without pay. Next every time at Ecstasy and everything health concerns. Everything we just went back to work. And it's impacting other areas of American life as well the FDA announced their food inspectors will not be checking some pro Duce and shellfish. President trump is considering an emergency declaration to fund his wall. Not easy solution is to meet to call a national emergency I can do that very quickly. Have the absolute right to do it. Good so fast because this is so big congress can do but other Republicans say they are not on board right now that would be a lasting I'd wanna see campus take money away from disaster relief. Or that or liver mill come into the military. The White House indicates that the president is likely to sign the measure passed by the house and senate that would provide back pay to federal workers once the government reopen. But the other bills that were passed by the house today that would open various agencies. That's still not being considered by the sent it Lana Zack ABC news Washington.
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