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For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2019
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
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Commissioner Diaz urges help for federal employees affected by government shutdown

MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring three resolutions to help federal employees affected by the ongoing government shutdown. They are scheduled for a vote at the Wednesday, Jan. 23 County Commission meeting.

The federal government has been in a partial shutdown since Dec. 22 – the longest shutdown in history – due to Congress’ refusal to provide $5.6 billion in funding demanded by President Trump for border security and a border wall. The shutdown is affecting approximately 800,000 employees, who have either been furloughed or are working without pay, causing some of them to drain their savings to pay rent, mortgage payments, utility bills, credit card balances, health insurance premiums and other expenses.

Commissioner Diaz’s three proposed resolutions would: