Federal Government Shutdown to Keep Texas Workers Home

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WASHINGTON — Thousands of “nonessential” Texas federal employees will be off the job until Congress passes legislation to turn the government’s lights back on.

Texas has the nation's third-highest concentration of federal employees, according to the University of Texas at Austin's Texas Politics Project, and many of those 140,000 workers will go without a paycheck. 

Late into Monday night, congressional leaders wrangled over whether to include defunding of the Affordable Care Act, due to begin enrollment Tuesday, in a federal government funding resolution but failed to compromise before time ran out. The most recent government shutdown, in ...

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