Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the federal government shutdown:
Every day that this pointless government shutdown drags on, hundreds of thousands of working people are denied a paycheck and millions lose the vital government services that we deserve. America’s working families are looking to our Congressional leaders to bring an end to this debacle. When the House of Representatives passes legislation tomorrow to reopen the federal government - bills that the Senate has already passed - the Senate leadership should immediately follow suit and the president should sign it.
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