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Shutdown: Who gets paid?
Rochester, N.Y. - It's day two of the Government shutdown and it's estimated this is costing millions of dollars a day.
It has closed some federal offices including the local IRS office, and left some Congressional offices in the dark.
The lights were out and the doors were locked at Rep. Chris Collins' Congressional office in Geneseo.
Staff members said two workers were furloughed and calls were being taken by another office.
It was business as usual at Rep. Louise Slaughter's office in the Federal Building.
A spokesman said 7 full-time workers and one part-time employee are working but are not getting paid.
But will they eventually get retroactive pay? That happened after the last shutdown in 1996.
And Rep. Louise Slaughter is co-sponsoring a bill that would offer retroactive pay to all furloughed federal workers.
What about members of Congress? Are they being paid? Yes, by law they cannot alter their pay, but both U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Chris Collins tell us they are suspending their pay until the shutdown is over.