New York Attorney General Offers Debt Relief for Workers Affected by Shutdown

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New York AG Letitia James

The New York Attorney General’s office is offering a temporary debt relief for workers and families in the state affected by the longest federal government shutdown.

According to Attorney General Letitia James, the shutdown impacted numerous New Yorkers and they are still suffering even if it is already over.

President Donald Trump ended the shutdown after 35 days on January 25. However, he warned that it might happen again if he doesn’t get a fair deal for the border wall.

Debt relief will help New Yorkers get back on their feet after the shutdown

In a statement, James said, “Too many New Yorkers were innocent victims of the federal shutdown — forced to live without income and forfeit business crucial to their livelihood.”

“Offering debt relief to thousands of workers impacted by the shutdown will allow them to get back on their feet without added financial burdens or the fear of penalization. Government is entrusted with protecting its citizens and I am committed to supporting these workers who were unfairly punished,” she added.