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A woman who wished to be identified as Nancy, holds a sign during an event with the Democratic Progressive Caucus with furloughed federal employees blaming House Republicans on the government shutdown on Capitol Hill on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington. (AP)
A woman who wished to be identified as Nancy, holds a sign during an event with the Democratic Progressive Caucus with furloughed federal employees blaming House Republicans on the government shutdown on Capitol Hill on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington. (AP)
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The partial government shutdown has entered its fourth week, 8,000 federal employees in Massachusetts are furloughed or working without pay, and President Trump and congressional Democrats are still deadlocked with no deal in the works.

We asked Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark, vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, what it will take to end the shutdown.

Also, among the places where federal workers are deemed essential and required to work is in the Federal Prison Bureau. David Martinez, a correctional officer at FMC Devens, tells us about the hard choices his family has had to make to make ends meet.

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Rep. Katherine Clark, congresswoman for the Massachusetts 5th District. She tweets @repkclark.

David Martinez, correctional officer at FMC Devens. He's also the local chapter president of The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), representing federal prison workers in New England.

This segment aired on January 15, 2019.

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