The U.S. government continues to shut down FBI agents: Job-hopping without pay

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 The U.S. government continues to shut down FBI agents: Job-hopping without pay


Agent FBI wrote to Trump: Were very patriotic, but we cant afford to eat, see a doctor or pay the mortgage.

The U.S. government is closing down for the second month, constantly refreshing its historical record.

Because President Trump delayed reaching an agreement with Congressional Democrats to end the lockout, 800,000 federal employees were unavailable and unpaid. A new report shows that FBI federal agents have become targets of a new wave: they cant afford food, they cant afford medical treatment, and they cant afford mortgages.

A new report shows that FBI federal agents have become targets of a new wave: they cant afford food, they cant afford a doctor, they cant afford a mortgage.

The VoiceFromTheField report, published by the FBI Agents Association, illustrates the impact of government closures on the FBI. Thomas OConnor, president of the association, said at a press conference that the report had been sent to Trump to arouse the governments concern about the work and living conditions of federal agents.

We are very energetic and patriotic. We are professionals. But we also have to support our families and pay all kinds of bills like ordinary Americans, a veteran detective who has worked for 22 years said in his report. Failure to pay salaries really demoralizes us. FBI agents will soon usher in a second unpaid month after they first failed to receive wages on December 22 last year.

An agents wife is undergoing breast cancer treatment, and he is very worried that the continued closure of the government will bring terrible financial crisis to his family. I am very angry, closing the door will bring unnecessary pressure. In addition, I have a 9-year-old son to support.

FBI agents will soon usher in a second unpaid month after they first failed to receive wages on December 22 last year.

Two other agents had recently bought a house from a bank loan, but were now facing a confession cut because they could not get their salaries. We contacted the borrowers and they refused to cooperate with us, the federal agent said. They dont need any love letters. They just need money.

A 24-year-old detective said he had sought help from relatives and friends for the first time on financial issues. I am very proud to be a federal agent of the United States, serving and sacrificing the country at all costs. It is my duty to protect the people and the Constitution. But as an ordinary citizen, its disgusting that bipartisan disputes have plunged my family into such a bad financial situation, he said in the report.

Unlike government employees who do other business during the closure period, the FBI can do very limited things in other fields. However, Thomas OConnor, chairman of the association, said in his report that federal agents should not have to work on supermarket shelves because they cant afford to support their families in formal jobs. Their formal work is so stressful that its exhausting. Where else is there time to do that kind of work? Connor said. However, this situation may end this week. On Tuesday, leaders of both parties in the Senate said they had reached an agreement to vote on two bills to reopen the government on Thursday. It will take 60 votes to pass the bill, which means that the two parties must cooperate. But even if both houses of Congress pass the bill, it is not clear whether it will be vetoed by Trump. However, this is the first time in more than 30 days since the closure of the government, the leaders of both parties in the Senate have joined hands to push forward the budget bill, so that the outside world can see the hope of the governments reopening. Source: Cover News - Writer of West China Metropolitan Daily: Ningning Responsible Editor: Su Hong-hung_NBJ9980

Unlike government employees who do other business during the closure period, the FBI can do very limited things in other fields. However, Thomas OConnor, chairman of the association, said in his report that federal agents should not have to work on supermarket shelves because they cant afford to support their families in formal jobs.

Their formal work is so stressful that its exhausting. Where else is there time to do that kind of work? Connor said.

However, this situation may end this week.

On Tuesday, leaders of both parties in the Senate said they had reached an agreement to vote on two bills to reopen the government on Thursday. It will take 60 votes to pass the bill, which means that the two parties must cooperate. But even if both houses of Congress pass the bill, it is not clear whether it will be vetoed by Trump. However, this is the first time in more than 30 days since the closure of the government, the leaders of both parties in the Senate have joined hands to push forward the budget bill, so that the outside world can see the hope of the governments reopening.