Trump Shutdown Would Ruin The Holidays For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Workers

Trump plans to force a government shutdown and ruin the holidays for hundreds of thousands of American workers who will be unsure of when their next paycheck will come. And Trump bears full responsibility. He said it himself: “I will be the one to shut it down.”


The Trump Shutdown would force hundreds of thousands of workers to be furloughed or work without pay right before the holidays.


  • An estimated 400,000 federal employees would work without pay.

  • An estimated 350,000 federal employees would be furloughed.

  • At the Department of Housing and Human Development,an estimated 87 percent of the agency’s 7,800 employees would be sent home.

  • Tens of thousands of border patrol officers, Secret Service agents and airport-security officers would work without pay.

  • Employees at the Treasury Department and the Environmental Protection Agency would be furloughed.


  • More than 1,000 janitors, security guards, and cafeteria servers who work as subcontractors in federal buildings would be furloughed.