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Coast Guard Family Relying On Food Bank Says They're Fed Up With Shutdown Holding Them 'Financially Hostage'08:29
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U.S. Coast Guardsmen and women, who missed their first paycheck a day earlier during the partial government shutdown, walk between 45-foot response boats during their shift at Sector Puget Sound base Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
U.S. Coast Guardsmen and women, who missed their first paycheck a day earlier during the partial government shutdown, walk between 45-foot response boats during their shift at Sector Puget Sound base Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke at Boston Logan Airport on Monday during a union rally, where she blamed President Trump for the shutdown.

Warren said she's fighting for the 800,000 federal workers who have been furloughed or working without pay for the last 31 days of the partial government shutdown.

"We are here to send a very simple message to Washington: Open our government, and pay our people for the work they do," Warren said.

Among those working and not being paid are more than 41,000 active duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Ammie Chittam, a professional archaeologist and office specialist in the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation in Maine, said her family has been hit hard.

Chittam is married to a seaman in the Coast Guard who's been working without pay through the shutdown.

"At least now the mortgage is paid and we're are getting donations in food, but three weeks from now when the mortgage is due again I don't know what's going to happen," Chittam said.

Guest:

Ammie Chittam. She tweets @DrChitt.

This segment aired on January 21, 2019.

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