federal government shutdown 2013

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Congressional offices, like federal agencies, are supposed to furlough all nonessential staff during the government shutdown. But the interpretation of this directive has varied wildly in the Senate, with some lawmakers closing all their offices and others refusing to furlough a single person, a discrepancy Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is calling unfair.
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Debbie Stabenow (D): The Washington, D.C., office is closed, with a sign on the door, and there are only a few staff members