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Trump Buoyed in Shutdown as Judge Rebuffs Workers’ Pleas for Pay

Jan. 15, 2019, 6:56 PM

Unpaid federal employees failed to win a temporary court order compelling the U.S. to compensate them for working during the government shutdown or to let them take jobs elsewhere. A judge scheduled a hearing for Jan. 31 to consider longer-term relief.

The ruling came Jan. 15 during the 25th day of the partial shutdown, the longest in U.S. history. President Donald Trump’s standoff with Congress over funding for his long-sought wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has blocked funding for part of the government, sidelining some 800,000 federal workers. The employees say being forced to work without pay violates the Constitution...

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