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McConnell says shutdown puts veterans health care at risk. Virtually the entire Veterans Health Administration is fully operational throughout a shutdown and VA's health care operations will continue normally.
Congress had also already passed the Pay Our Military Act, ensuring the troops' paychecks were not delayed  https://twitter.com/timhartman/status/954581324530057217 
Congress has also already passed the Pay Our Military Act, ensuring paychecks for the troops were not delayed  https://twitter.com/timhartman/status/954581324530057217 
A reminder that 25,000 federal employees who joined a collective action lawsuit after the 2013 shutdown are currently waiting to find out how much the government will pay them in court-mandated damages  http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2018/01/new-deadline-looms-25000-feds-still-awaiting-court-ordered-payout-last-shutdown/144971/ 
Graham, who had been against CR, says he’d only vote for one if buying more time would make a difference in negotiations. He know thinks it would. https://t.co/mcjONjj7IM
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