ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There seems to be no end in sight to the partial U.S. government shutdown, which began Dec. 22 after President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats failed to come to an agreement concerning more than $5 billion in funding to build a wall on the Mexican border.
Many government employees are furloughed, while others are working without paychecks. Contractors who rely on government work are concerned about the future of their businesses.
Some of those federal employees got their say with Albuquerque’s media on Monday after an hourlong meeting with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.
Daniel Watson, representing the 250 members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association in Albuquerque, said controllers continue to do their work despite not getting paychecks.