The government shutdown is over, furloughed worker are back to work with plenty to worry about

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Posted at 7:06 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 07:39:23-05

BALTIMORE — The federal government is re-opening after the longest shutdown on record.

President Trump signed a bill to fund the government on Friday, but it is only for three weeks while lawmakers negotiate over a longer-term deal for border security.

The path included signing a stopgap funding measure that would fund the government through February 15. But sources said it would not include any new funding for Trump's promised border wall, once an ironclad demand that led to the shuttering of government agencies over the past month.

If they don't reach a deal before February 15, Trump is expected to say he'll invoke a national emergency. Sources cautioned that details remained are fluid and the final agreement could change.

Meanwhile thousands of federal workers are still waiting to be paid after missing two paychecks. This includes the TSA agents at BWI airport who have had to work for the last month despite not getting paid.

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The paychecks they've missed aren't going to instantly be deposited in their bank accounts, so they'll still need help until those checks clear.

"Walk by Faith" ministries in Baltimore handed out supplies to more than 100 federal workers Sunday. They had everything from toiletries, food and gift cards.

The timing on when the paychecks will be sent out is not clear at this time.