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Defying Congress: D.C. weighs plan to stay open if feds shut down

District leaders are considering defying Congress to keep the city government running even if the federal government shuts down due to a budget impasse.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Council, Vincent Gray, Phil Mendelson, budget autonomy, Andrew Mollenbeck

Gray deems all D.C. services essential

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has deemed all District workers essential in order to keep local government services up and running even if the federal government would shut down.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 04:18pm EDT

Tags: Vincent Gray, Congress, D.C. Budget

Contractors could be sent home if government shuts down

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees around the country could be furloughed if the federal government shuts down. But they're not the only ones whose jobs would be at risk. Federal contractors' jobs depend on the government operations too.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 07:20am EDT

Tags: federal contractors, Francis Rose, Federal News Radio, furloughs, federal workers, Congress, Joan Jones


DC plans some closures in case of federal shutdown

Monday - 09/23/2013, 05:12pm EDT


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