Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) was criticized for a Facebook post directing furloughed workers to get loans. "If you are a furloughed government employee, we encourage you to reach out to your financial institution as soon as you worry you may miss a paycheck," according to the post Friday. Pearce confirmed the comment was written by one of his staffers.

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