Hoyer: During DHS ‘Shutdown,’ 200,000 of 230,000 DHS Workers Would Still Work

‘The others, known as critically important—essential employees who are on the front line—will work, but they won’t get paid’

Hoyer: During DHS 'Shut Down,' 200,000 of 230,000 DHS Workers Would Still Work (CNS News)

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said on the House floor on Tuesday that if Congress did not pass a Department of Homeland Security funding bill by the end of the week, it would shut down the department—but that 200,000 of the department’s 230,000 employees would still go to work.

The other 30,000 employees are not deemed “essential” workers.

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