federal government shutdown

February 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Reports: Sides Have Deal to Avert Another Shutdown

News reports say congressional lawmakers Monday night have reached a deal on funding a border wall, which would avoid another federal government shutdown. Details of the deal are expected to be released today. But the news is reporting that the deal offers $1.375 billion for about 55 miles of border fortifications. President Donald Trump started […]

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January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Breadsmith of Potomac Offers Discounts to Those Hurt By Shutdown

Breadsmith of Potomac is offering a 20 percent discount to government workers who were hurt by the monthlong government shutdown. The discount started before the government re-opened on Friday, but Brenda Tamir, the owner of Breadsmith of Potomac said in a message to MCM that they will continue to offer the discount through Feb. 8. […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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January 28, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk Podcast #5: Will Jawando

Councilmember Will Jawando was our guest on Montgomery Talk, MCM’s podcast on local issues. The conversation ranged from the federal government shutdown to the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act. Have a listen:

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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January 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 28 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Monday, Jan. 28, in Montgomery County. 1. Back to Work: Federal leaders passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 15. 2. No School for Students:  Students do not report to school today because the public school teachers have a professional day. 3. Council Committees Meet: The Public Safety […]

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January 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Jawando Discusses Shutdown’s Potential Long-term Effects

Within hours of President Trump’s announcement that he and congressional leaders had reached a deal on ending the federal government shutdown, we were talking with Councilmember Will Jawando about the shutdown’s long-term effects on the county. This clip comes from our next Montgomery Talk podcast.  

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January 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan on Deal to Re-Open Government: ‘just not good enough’

After President Donald Trump announced that Congress has reached a deal that would temporarily re-open the government for three weeks, Gov. Larry Hogan has weighed in on this announcement. Hogan tweeted that “[i]t’s about time” the government re-opened after the month-long shutdown, but a three-week solution “is just not good enough.” Hogan has called on […]

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January 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Update: Metro Cancels Emergency Vote on Free Rides for Furloughed Workers

Update (Jan. 25, 3 p.m.): WMATA announced on twitter that the board has canceled its scheduled emergency vote that would offer free metro rides to furloughed workers. The announcement comes after President Trump agreed to temporarily re-open the government until Feb. 15. In light of this afternoon's White House announcement that the Federal Government will […]

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January 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Friday, Jan. 25, in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Close Early:  Montgomery County Public Schools close early today as the second marking period comes to an end. 2. Assistance for Furloughed Workers: Montgomery County provides a web portal for federal employees and contractors to find assistance provided by organizations throughout the County. The web […]

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