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The difficulties facing government employees forced to work without pay during the shutdown didn’t simply disappear when President Donald Trump reopened the government for three weeks on Friday.

Many of these approximately 450,000 federal employees were forced to pull from savings or find other ways to stretch their dollars as the shutdown stretched on for 35 days. Now, they must still wait for their back pay to arrive and wait to see the extended effects of those missed paychecks.

Despite the battle on Capitol Hill, federal employees nationwide continued to do their jobs. Here are some of the stories of those who had to work during the longest government shutdown in US history:

Department of Homeland Security

Transportation Security Administration

Coast Guard

Customs and Border Protection

Border Patrol

Citizenship and Immigration Services

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Department of Justice


Secret Service

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Department of Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration

State Department

Treasury Department

Internal Revenue Service

Health and Human Services

Food and Drug Administration

Department of the Interior

National Park Service

Department of Commerce

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to clarify that the Federal Bureau of Prisons is in the Department of Justice.

CNN’s Rene Marsh, Greg Wallace, Nicole Chavez, Augusta Anthony, Veronica Stracqualursi, Catherine E. Shoichet, Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands, Nick Valencia, David Shortell, Elizabeth Landers, Jessica Schneider, Kate Sullivan, Ellie Kaufman, Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler, Kylie Atwood, Donna Borak, Lauren Fox and Doug Criss contributed to this report.