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Returning Christmas presents and raiding the kids' college fund: U.S. Reps. tell their constituents' stories

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Eight House Democrats who represent the capital region, home to the biggest concentration of federal workers, denounced the shutdown on Wednesday and slammed President Trump.

During a news conference outside the Capitol, several members said their offices are being flooded with calls, emails and letters from constituents panicking about how they will pay their bills.

Rep. Jennifer Wexton (Va.) said one furloughed worker told her they had to return Christmas presents they could no lon...