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Affected by the DOT furloughs?

The Post's Ashley Halsey III and William Branigan reported today on the impact of a move by Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) to block legislation that would fund $10 billion in federal programs.

Hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers faced an end to their jobless benefits Monday, and the Department of Transportation furloughed about 2,000 employees without pay.

If you or someone you know is impacted by the furlough please let us know via e-mail. Please include your full name, real e-mail address, hometown and the agency.

By Michael Bolden  |  March 2, 2010; 6:48 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , highways  
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So why didn't the Democrats agree to use some of the unused stimulus money to fund this instead of insisting on more debt, more borrowing and more kicking the can down the road? We have to stop spending and borrowing. It has to start somewhere.

Posted by: Bubbette1 | March 1, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Where were all you "cost conscious" Republicans at when Bush invaded two countries AND lowered taxes at the same time? Its okay for Bush to do it but when the Democrats try to its not okay? I don't get it.

As for who else is that work for FHWA. On some projects which do not involve on-site work and notice to proceed has been given, the contractors can work and let the Feds worry about how to pay the bills later. But on other projects which involve on-site work or intense collaboration, the contractors are out of luck.

Posted by: thetan | March 1, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Why does a small delay cause a furlough? Why aren't we asking why Congress delays such bills for so long that a minor objection furloughs anybody? If they are necessary, this bill should have been passed a year ago, but we had all the dithering on health care and a racist second government for Hawaii instead.

Posted by: member5 | March 1, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

It's a question nobody can answer.

Congress Fail.

Posted by: member5 | March 2, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

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