WASHINGTON — None of the 1,156 employees of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be furloughed if the federal government shuts down at midnight Friday, according to a document provided by the Department of Transportation.
All staff positions at the agency are funded by multi-year appropriations, indefinite appropriations and offsetting collections, which would include the Highway Trust Fund.
All operations, including scheduled and other roadside inspections, would continue as normal.
The document said 20,442 DOT staff would be furloughed if the government closes.
That includes 17,791 of the 27,138 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration where flight control operations would continue as normal.
The office of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao would furlough 406 employees and the Office of Inspector General would furlough 309 employees.
President Donald J. Trump has threatened a shutdown if a continuing resolution keeping the government open through February 8 does not contain sufficient funding for the president’s promised border wall.
Trump rejected a Senate-passed continuing resolution Thursday.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is hoping the House can pass a continuing resolution that the president will accept, although any continuing resolution passed by the House would have to be approved by the Senate before it is sent to Trump for his signature.
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