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Senate Pub offering free meals to federal workers affected by government shutdown

Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 12:42:53-05

CINCINNATI — A local restaurant is offering free meals to federal employees and their families affected by the ongoing partial shutdown of the United States government.

The owners of Senate Pub announced on Instagram Friday that they will pick up the tab for anyone who presents a valid federal government employee ID, business card or pay stub when they come to either Senate Over-the-Rhine or Blue Ash locations.

"We’ve never been a fan of taking money out of the pockets of hard working Men & Women therefore we’ll be providing free food for all government workers and their kids effected by the government shutdown," the post reads.

A general manager with the restaurant group, which also owns Abigail Street, confirmed the offer.

The partial federal government shutdown entered its 21st day on Friday as President Donald Trump and Congress continue their stalemate over funding for the wall that the president wants built along the United States and Mexico border. The shutdown ties the record for the longest lapse in federal funding, according to CNN.

The shutdown has led many government workers to go without a paycheck in the new year.