Federal employees returning to work at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on Monday in Washington. Photo: AFP

US government reopens with clock running on funding talks

  • 800,000 federal employees return to work after a 35-day shutdown
  • Lawmakers have until February 15 to address border security and possibly avoid another shutdown
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Federal employees returning to work at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on Monday in Washington. Photo: AFP
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US Senator Marco Rubio is questioned by Capitol Hill reporters. Photo: Reuters

As US agencies reopen, lawmakers disparage shutdown tactic

  • Officials from both parties say shutdown has not helped negotiations
  • About 800,000 federal workers stayed home on furlough or worked for no pay during the shutdown
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US Senator Marco Rubio is questioned by Capitol Hill reporters. Photo: Reuters
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