Amid historic government shutdown, organizations offer discounts and freebies

The 800,000 government employees and contractors affected by the shutdown can obtain payment plans, grab free meals, learn languages and watch films for free.

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It’s the 24th day of the United States government shutdown, and hundreds of thousands are feeling squeezed during the longest funding lapse in U.S. history.

Marketwatch reported:

The stakes are high for some federal employees. About 800,000 government workers are going without pay under the partial government shutdown, sparked by a debate between President Trump and Congress over funding a border wall. Affected employees are expected to lose an estimated $2.2 billion every paycheck, according to the Center for American Progress, a left-leaning advocacy group. Back-pay for unpaid workers is customary, but not guaranteed.

Along with not being paid, many government employees and contractors are tweeting under the hashtag #ShutdownStories concerns about not being able to pay their bills about their credit scores dropping.

Marketwatch reported:

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