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January 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Council Calls for Federal Leaders to End Government Shutdown

The Montgomery County Council sent a letter to President Donald Trump and members of Congress urging them to reopen the government. “As the partial federal government shutdown stretches past the month mark, it is having a dramatically negative fiscal impact on Maryland and Montgomery County,” the letter states. “Every two weeks, federal working families across […]

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January 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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Glen Echo Park Offers Discounts and Free Activities for Furloughed Workers

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is offering discounts and free activities to furloughed federal workers for the week of Jan. 21 through Jan. 27. The announcement came on Tuesday in a statement of support for federal workers. The statement on the website says, “We know this is a difficult time for so many, […]

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January 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Provides Web Portal for Furloughed Federal Employees and Contractors

Montgomery County established a new web portal where federal employees and contractors who live in the County, and who are impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, can go to find assistance provided by various organizations throughout the County. The web address is montgomerycountymd.gov/shutdown. “It is imperative that we do what we can to help […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rockville United Church to Host ‘Furlough Feast’

Rockville United Church is hosting a “Furlough Feast” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The Facebook event description says that the feast is open to all furloughed federal employees. “While we host the meal, an opportunity will be had for those on furlough to share their stories and to discuss the support they […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Stop the Shutdown, Stop the Wall’: Furloughed Workers Call for Government to Re-Open

Politicians and furloughed federal workers came out to protest the government shutdown at the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday night. The event was lead by Rep. Jamie Raskin, who started the rally with a chant: “All for one, one for all, stop the shutdown, stop the wall.” In addition to Raskin, the rally featured […]

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January 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 9 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 9, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Shutdown Rally: Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) is inviting the community to rally with him to show support for federal workers, private contractors, and others impacted by the federal government shutdown. Rep. Don Beyer (VA-8) and J. David Cox, the president of American Federation of […]

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March 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski on Metro Shutdown: “I’m Frustrated That It Has Come To This”

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski issued the following statement on WMATA’s decision to shut down Metro: “This decision is an incredible disruption to everyone who uses Metrorail. However, safety first must be a mandate. More than 700,000 people ride this system each day. For those who work on it, for those who ride it to work, […]

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September 2, 2015 | Sonya Burke

OPM Encourages Federal Agencies to Let Employees Work from Home During Pope’s Visit

The Pope’s visit to Washington, D.C. is expected to bring increased traffic, road closures, detours and crowded trains and buses. For that reason, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is encouraging federal agencies to let employees in our area telework. “To help alleviate traffic congestion and minimize distraction to law enforcement and security officials, agencies […]

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