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Day 24: Welcome To The Longest Government Shutdown In History

Government workers are starting to miss paychecks due to the partial government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history.

Sarah Ferris, a congressional reporter for Politico, joins the Morning Shift to give an update on the shutdown, which entered its 24th day Monday. 

Jim Conwell of the Greater Chicago Food Depository also joins the program to explain what the impasse means for that organization and the families it serves. 

GUESTS: Sarah Ferris, Congressional reporter for Politico

Jim Conwell, spokesman for the Greater Chicago Food Depository

LEARN MORE: Food stamps will be funded through February, but their early arrival has retailers bracing for mass confusion (Chicago Tribune 1/11/19)

The government shutdown isn’t just an East Coast problem (Chicago Sun-Times 1/8/19)

For charities, the government shutdown could not have come at a worse time (Washington Post 1/9/19)

What the federal shutdown means for food banks (Greater Chicago Food Depository 1/10/19)

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