Some Washington-area businesses are trying to take advantage of the government shutdown by offering deals and discounts to federal workers.
With many furloughed federal workers in the nation’s capital going home early Tuesday, MARC commuter rail is adjusting its afternoon schedule.
A government shutdown hit early Tuesday as a bitterly divided Congress failed to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.
More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down. A shutdown could hit as early as Tuesday.
Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military’s civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.
The Fourth of July won’t have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean furloughed fireworks.
The National Park Service is ending unpaid leave for U.S. Park Police officers earlier than expected.
Federal workers who are facing furloughs because of automatic budget cuts are getting an unexpected perk: discounted golf.
The Pentagon will sharply cut the number of unpaid furlough days civilians will be forced to take over the next several months from 22 to 14, defense officials said Wednesday, reducing the impact of automatic budget cuts on as many as 700,000 workers.
The Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don’t lose their accreditation.