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Schumer: ‘I don’t think he persuaded a soul with his talk last night’
 

Democratic leadership and union leaders highlighted furloughed federal workers at a Wednesday press conference to discuss the partial government shutdown.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer also gave their impression of President Trump’s Oval Office address from Tuesday night.

Shutdown Day 6: Federal Workers Prep for Paycheck Problems, Creditors and Landlords
OPM sends guidance, sample letter

The Office of Personnel Management released draft letters Thursday for federal employees to hold off creditors during the government shutdown. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Office of Personnel Management released draft letters Thursday for federal employees to hold off creditors during the government shutdown.

Nearly 800,000 federal employees have either been furloughed or will be working without pay as the government shutdown enters its sixth day. That means households with federal workers are trying to figure out how to get by without their usual paycheck as the holiday season comes to a close.