FEC Has 4 'Essential' Employees on Staff of 339

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 07, 2013 9:06 AM
Only "essential" employees of the federal government are still working during the shutdown. And at the Federal Election Commission that means practically no one is coming one. According to a report by the Center for Public Integrity, only 4 of the employees on the FEC's staff of 339 are working through the shutdown. That's because only those 4 are considered "essential." "Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub isn't required to stay home today in the midst of a government shutdown. But there's hardly a point to her visiting the agency's office at 999 E. St. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.," reads the report.