US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday that federal workers affected by the government shutdown should seek low-interest loans to compensate for lost wages. Photo: Bloomberg

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to unpaid federal workers: let them get loans during government shutdown

  • Ross, a billionaire, is bewildered by unpaid workers seeking charity during the ongoing federal government shutdown
  • Many of his own employees have not been paid for weeks, and he thinks they should seek loans
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US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday that federal workers affected by the government shutdown should seek low-interest loans to compensate for lost wages. Photo: Bloomberg
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi responds to reporters on Wednesday after officially postponing US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington. Photo: AP

Nancy Pelosi tells Donald Trump he can’t deliver his State of the Union speech in the House until government shutdown ends

  • US Speaker Nancy Pelosi was responding to a letter from US President Donald Trump that essentially dared her to disinvite him
  • She did so by telling him the House would not consider authorising his speech for now
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi responds to reporters on Wednesday after officially postponing US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington. Photo: AP
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