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Washington - State Dept Finds Money, Calls Diplomats To Work Despite Shutdown

Published on: January 17, 2019 01:35 PM
By: AP
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Washington - The State Department is telling all U.S. diplomats in Washington and at embassies abroad to return to work starting next week and that they will be paid despite the ongoing government shutdown.

In a notice to staff, the department said it had found money to pay its employees beginning Monday for the next two-week pay period. They will not be paid for time worked since the shutdown began until it ends, according to the notice, which was posted to the department’s website and sent to employees.

It was not immediately clear where the money was found, but the department said it had taken steps to “make available additional funds to pay the salaries of its employees, including those affected by the current lapse.”

The department said it was taking the step because it had become clear that the lapse in funding is harming efforts “to address the myriad critical issues requiring U.S. leadership around the globe and to fulfill our commitments to the American people.” It added that the department’s leadership was “deeply concerned” about the financial hardships its employees are facing.



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 Jan 17, 2019 at 02:05 PM house intelligence Says:

can they tell us where they found money/ was it thru Hillarys emails?

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 Jan 17, 2019 at 03:46 PM Anonymous Says:

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house intelligence Says:

can they tell us where they found money/ was it thru Hillarys emails?

No she bleached those

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