If the impending “Shutdown” is anything like the shutdown in the ‘90’s, Fed Employees should have nothing to worry about. I was a “non-essential” Fed at that time and we got a lot of extra days off but…wait for it…after the shutdown was over, we all got our regular pay for the days we were off. Extra days of paid vacation!!
Politicians fully realize that of all the voting blocks in the US, Fed employees have one of the highest numbers of voters going to the election booth.