Thousands of NASA contractors still without pay after 5-week shutdown. Will Congress step in?

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    For the first time in 29 years, and when it mattered most, Dan Faden wasn’t paid after a government shutdown.

    For five weeks beginning Dec. 22 the NASA contractor languished at home, opting to let his younger coworkers with small children go back to work in shifts on an as-needed basis so they, at least, could get some pay during the longest shutdown in U.S. history: 35 days that spanned the holidays, the start of 2019 and two paychecks. Read more here.