Several businesses in the Charlotte area and nationally are offering assistance to families impacted by the shutdown.
The Government Shutdown
Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president’s demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Effective Saturday, February 23rd, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) says they will no longer be offering free rides to federal employees.
The tentative agreement to fund the federal government through the fiscal year and averts a shutdown gives President Donald Trump far less money than he sought for building a border wall with Mexico.
As the debate over border security rolls on, the clock continues ticking down toward another partial government shutdown.
President Trump is putting the finishing touches on his State of the Union address that he will give before a joint session of Congress tomorrow night at 9 p.m.
The Aviation Department is holding a Federal Employee Resource Fair 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday, January 31 at the CLT Center to help connect federal workers with organizations able to assist them during the government shutdown. All federal workers are invited to attend.
A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments and offering grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the longest government shutdown in history.
The Senate is pressing ahead with votes on competing Democratic and Republican plans to end the 34-day partial government shutdown, but both measures appear likely to fall victim to a poisonous Washington impasse that shows little sign of easing.
With thousands of federal workers about to miss a second paycheck, more are turning to local food pantries for help.
Beginning Saturday, January 26th, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina will hold drive through food pantries for federal government employees and SNAP recipients impacted by the government shutdown.
Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears- anything that can last for months or even years.
The first tangible signs of movement may be emerging in the impasse that has shut down the government for weeks: President Donald Trump is promising a “major announcement” about the closure and the U.S.-Mexico border and Democrats are pledging more money for border security.
Catawba Nation Dipping Into Reserve Funds To Pay Doctors Due To Government Shutdown
no end in sight as Americans wait on lawmakers to resolve this standoff
The shutdown showdown is having an impact on local TSA employees. Some say working without pay is taking a toll on them.
The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
Thousands of Charlotte area federal workers received paychecks with only zeroes on them. Air traffic controllers say morale it low and they're asking congress and the president to take swift action to end the shutdown.
The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job.
The association that represents thousands of FBI agents warned Thursday that a partial government shutdown could cause laboratory delays, reduce money for investigations and make it harder to recruit and retain agents.