PBS NewsHour

Lost pay, dwindling business afflict D.C. due to shutdown

Clip: 01/19/2019 | 5m 46s

The government shutdown has stifled business in the nation's capital. Many contractors are barely getting by without their paychecks, and unlike permanent federal workers, they will never recover the income they lose. Food banks are experiencing spiking demand, even though some visitors feel guilty about asking for help. And local shops and cafes sit empty. Lisa Desjardins reports.

Aired: 01/19/19

Rating: NR

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