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Furloughed federal workers and those aligned with them protest the partial government shutdown in the Hart Senate Office Building on Wednesday in Washington DC.

SHUTDOWN DAY 35: Federal workers miss 2nd paycheck in a row, as Democrats reject Trump’s hint of compromise on wall funding

Federal workers were to miss their second paycheck of the shutdown Friday after the rejection of Donald Trump's idea of a border-wall down payment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit back at Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' comments about federal workers relying on food banks during the government shutdown.

Pelosi says Wilbur Ross’ confusion about why federal workers are going to food banks during the shutdown shows a ‘let them eat cake kind o...

Nancy Pelosi said Wilbur Ross' comment on federal workers and the government shutdown showed the Trump official's "let them eat cake" attitude.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

Wilbur Ross, Trump’s millionaire commerce secretary, says he doesn’t understand why federal workers are going to food banks during governm...

The commerce secretary downplayed the financial stress of the government shutdown and suggested furloughed workers get loans in the interim.
A pawn shop.

The government shutdown has some furloughed federal employees turning to pawn shops for cash

A pawn shop in Chicago reported that 10 to 20 federal employees stop by each day as the shutdown continues.