Partial Government Shut Down Continues, Affects Parts of South Jersey

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Those in South Jersey and throughout the country are feeling the effects of the partial government shut down.

The partial shutdown of the federal government is in its seventh day as about 800,000 federal employees are being impacted by the shutdown.

Members of the United States Coast Guard are among those deemed essential personnel but are also among those not getting paid during the shutdown as the agency is run under the Department of Homeland Security.

The country's only U.S. Coast Guard training base is located in Cape May. 

Transportation Security Administration screeners and some employees working at the William J. Hughes Federal Aviation Administration Tech Center in Egg Harbor Township are also deemed essential workers and are among the approximately 420,000 federal employees who are working without immediate pay.

The Federal Office of Personnel Management is advising federal workers who are furloughed to speak directly with landlords, mortgage companies, and creditors to explain their lack of funds and work out reduced or deferred payment plans.

The White House says President Donald Trump and Democrats are "far apart" on reaching an agreement to end the shutdown, which began on Saturday, December 22nd, indicating it could continue into the new year.


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