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FCW can't do much about the furloughs and potentially missed paychecks, but the shutdown won't prevent Federal 100 Award nominations from being submitted.
Democrats will vote on an appropriations package to reopen all the federal agencies shuttered during the partial shutdown, but the lack of wall funding will likely means the measure won't get a vote in the Senate.
With shutdown talks at an impasse, the White House finalized plans to freeze federal pay at 2018 levels.
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