FEC Has 4 'Essential' Employees on Staff of 339
8:11 AM, Oct 7, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Only "essential" employees of the federal government are still working during the shutdown. And at the Federal Election Commission that means practically no one is coming one.
According to a report by the Center for Public Integrity, only 4 of the employees on the FEC's staff of 339 are working through the shutdown. That's because only those 4 are considered "essential."
"Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub isn't required to stay home today in the midst of a government shutdown. But there's hardly a point to her visiting the agency's office at 999 E. St. NW in downtown Washington, D.C.," reads the report.
Says one Senate staffer upon learning about the federal agency: "FEC has 4 essential employees out of 339 staff. If that's not an argument for cutting some fat, nothing is."
Nevertheless, as the Washington Post reported, the FEC still wants campaign fundraising reports to be filed:
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