Federal workers detail troubles, frustration at shutdown


ALEXANDRIA — The harsh reality of choosing which diabetes-related prescription to renew awaits a furloughed federal worker who was among those sharing stories with Virginia’s U.S. senators on Friday.

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine, both Democrats from Virginia, held the listening session in Alexandria to hear people’s concerns and about how they’re coping.

“It’s been hard not knowing when we’re going back to work. If we’re going back to work,” said Lynette Gabourel, of Alexandria, who is furloughed from the International Trade Commission. “I was able to pay my mortgage this month,” she said, but she doesn’t know about next month, and she’s diabetic.

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