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The closure of the government is on its 21st day and it can be argued that federal employees are suffering the consequences. Approximately 380,000 federal employees are currently on leave and approximately 420,000 are working without pay after being deemed essential.

Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm "type =" text "content =" President Trump recently claimed that many federal officials – even those who are not paid – "are the biggest fans of what we do, "referring to the stop."data-reactid =" 13 "> President Trump recently said that many federal workers – even those who are not paid -" are the biggest fans of what we do, "referring to the closure.

But some federal experts and workers hear and feel differently.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""I think most federal employees want the federal government to reopen," Raymond James Washington's policy analyst Ed Mills told Yahoo Finance's "First Trade" newspaper. "When I discuss this closure with people here in Mexico, there is much more uncertainty about it than the previous ones. They are very worried about how long it will last. ""data-reactid =" 15 ">" I think most federal employees want the federal government to be reopened, "said Ed Mills, a policy analyst with Raymond James Washington, in Yahoo Finance's" The First Business. " Here in Washington, about this stop, the uncertainty is much greater than that of the previous ones.They worry a lot about the duration of the situation. "

Federal workers owe about $ 438 million in home payments at closing: Zillow

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "If the government's closure exceeds 21 days, it will become the longest in American history. The previous record was set in December 1995. "data-reactid =" 36 "> If the closure of the government were to last more than 21 days, it would become the longest in American history, the previous record was set in December 1995.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""Nine of the 15 federal agencies have been affected by the current closure," the Wall Street Journal reported. As federal employees were forced to work without pay, Mills said the lack of income was starting to affect their lives."Data-reactid =" 37 ">" Nine of the 15 federal agencies have been affected by the current closure, "The Wall Street Journal reported, with federal employees forced to work without pay, Mills said the lack of revenue was starting to make themselves felt, affect their lives.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = ""[People] say they're doing well now, but next month will be when bills need to be paid …, "said Mills," many families, lone-parent families, are very concerned about daycare payments and by the exact manner in which they contract their mortgage or their rent. ""data-reactid =" 38 ">"[People] say they're doing well now, but next month will be when bills need to be paid …, "said Mills," many families, lone-parent families, are very concerned about daycare payments and by the exact manner in which they contract their mortgage or their rent. "

"I know how hard my husband works"

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Meghan Nester, an Alabama resident whose husband was laid off at a NASA facility in Huntsville, told the Washington Post that the period of government shutdown will be "much more real" when the next paycheck will not be accepted."data-reactid =" 40 "> Meghan Nester, a resident of Alabama whose husband was laid off at a NASA facility in Huntsville, told the Washington Post that the length of the government shutdown would become "much more real" when the next paycheck will no longer be paid.

"I know how hard my husband works," she said, "and it must be disheartening to be sent home without pay or resolution in sight."

Rusty Long, an architect from the agriculture department, told the Wall Street Journal that his salary was the only source of income for his family.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "As a result of the closure, "we do not go out to eat, we cook every meal at home, and discussions took place on what could be stopped if we needed it and what I could do to earn income extra, "he said."data-reactid =" 43 "> As a result of the stop," we will not eat outside, we cook every meal at home and discussions took place on this that we could stop if we needed what and could I do to generate additional income, "he said.

Another federal employee, Suhailah Stevenson, told the WSJ that she was already paying several late bills.

"I am in a state of uncertainty, I am in a state of anxiety, I do not know what I should do, I do not know if I should go to apply for unemployment, I do not know. not if I should apply for another job, "said Stevenson, who works in human resources for the Department of Homeland Security,

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The nation's capital is experiencing the most significant effects of closure due to the largest share of federal jobs, the highest percentage of families receiving SNAP food stamps and the highest federal contract funds per capita.

And tensions in British Columbia continue to rise while Trump is in impasse with Democratic politicians, mainly because of the funding of his border wall project.

Some states will be more affected than others, regardless of how long the government closes. (Graphic: David Foster / Yahoo Finance)

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"What we have here in this fight is that the Democrats do not want to vote for [any money] from one no. A priority of the President, especially in the House, "said Mills. "They came to Washington to challenge President Trump, that's one of the reasons we're in such a difficult position. Trump does not want to explain how he got out of his position and Democrats do not want to explain how they came out of [theirs]and that's part of the reason why it's insoluble at this point. "

Federal employees affected by the closure include those working for the TSA, National Parks and Museums, the FBI, the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, the DEA and the IRS. Only about 12% of the IRS employees are still working, which could delay tax refunds worth billions of dollars.

"Democrats have no incentive to negotiate here and the president has no incentive to give up, especially since 75% of the government is actually funded at this stage," Mills said. "So, we do not know exactly what will change that, but somebody will have to make compromises." Neither party wants to be that person.

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