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Now the government shut down hundreds of federal workers lined up at a pop up food bank this weekend after the first Friday of not getting a paycheck. And as the shutdown drags on concerns are growing about everything from food safety to airport security. Plenty for days and counting in no end in sight the effects of the longest government shut down in history. Are beginning to emerge. We're going to have to did take loans wouldn't have to use credit cards I mean. I really don't want to being that situation we're working fan they would earn a paycheck we pay our bills take care of our kids. Absolutely want to do. A Department of Transportation worker treated this image of a pay stub showing net pay zero for eighty hours worked. This weekend hundreds of federal employees stood in line at a pop up food bank in Rockville Maryland. The capital area food bank told NPR it distributed more than 30000. Pounds of fresh Prodi its. Also this weekend airport officials were forced to close terminals at the Houston and Miami airport. As large numbers of TSA workers call out sick more than doubling last year's rate. Across our northern border air traffic controllers from Canada are showing their support for their American counterparts by sending pizza to several airport control centers. And after skipping some food safety inspections last week the FDA will bring back some inspections. But the agency's commissioner calls the funding lapse one of the most significant operational challenges in FDA's recent history. Meanwhile president trump is threatening to declare a national emergency bypassing congress to fund the southern border wall. A lot of presidents have declared emergencies after 9/11 we did and they've taken money. And and powers to deal with a national emergency. Democrats say he's not being flexible and that declaring a national emergency is in overreach of power that this president is gonna turn to national emergencies every time he disagrees with congress. I'm against it. Let's make sure the branches of government are bound by the same constitution. A new ABC news Washington Post poll finds most Americans blamed president trump and Republicans for the shut down. But that same poll shows 42%. Support the border wall. And one furloughed worker and his wife hit the jackpot just in time Kerry walls of Virginia who is married to for learned. Furloughed air force worker won this state lottery she took over a 100000 dollars in the end and US UV.
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