Federal Agencies Recall Thousands of Furloughed Workers

Route Fifty: House Republicans on Tuesday blocked Democrats’ latest gambit to reopen the government, while several agencies announced they would recall thousands of employees as they strap in for a long-term shutdown that has no end in sight.

House Democrats attempted to pass a measure to open federal agencies through a stopgap continuing resolution that would last until Feb. 8, but the bill needed a two-thirds majority and only six Republicans joined their colleagues across the aisle in supporting it.

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