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President announces deal to end government shutdown; 400-plus federal employees from Talladega Co. to be paid


TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. – On Friday, President announced a potential deal to end the longest government shutdown in United States history.

The proposal will end the shutdown for three weeks. The President described the deal as a short term solution as negotiations surrounding a southern border wall will continue.

According to, there are over 450 federal employees in Talladega County. These 450-plus employees will now receive pay for the first time in 2019, and will be back-paid for missed pay cycles this year.

The bill could be on the senate floor by the end of the day Friday.

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