Video: US Veterans Feel the Pinch, Weigh Cost of Government Shutdown

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People rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown in Detroit, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. VOA

It is more than three weeks into the partial government shutdown, and hundreds of thousands of the federal employees affected by the political battle are military veterans. According to the latest government data, veterans make up about a third of the federal government’s civilian workforce. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb spent time with one veteran’s family to see how they are coping without a paycheck.

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