Hudson, New York
Hard news | Local living | Politics/Government
10 January 2019 10:41PM
Richard Moody


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The partial federal government shutdown could pause social services such as food stamps, but officials said such benefits are funded through February.

The effects of the shutdown, which stretched into its 20th day today, include delayed mortgage applications, public companies unable to get approval to raise capital and thousands of Secret Service agents expected to show up for work without pay. It has affected about 800,000 federal workers, many of whom will miss their first paycheck this week, and who owe a combined $249 million in monthly mortgage payments, according to online real estate firm Zillow.


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