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The wall isn't an emergency, but federal workers' plight is rapidly becoming one

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

President Trump spoke for about nine minutes Tuesday night, failing to make the case that the need for a wall at the Mexican border with the United States is an emergency. At the same time, as Democrats pointed out, he did not once mention the emergency caused by his intransigence: the financial crisis hitting the roughly 800,000 federal workers and contractors who are going unpaid as a result of the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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