by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Federal workers can breathe a collective sigh of relief...at least for now. Just minutes before midnight in the nation's capitol, the Senate passed a bill that would avert a federal shutdown. The short-term measure however only funds the government through the middle of next week - that's when a longer term package is expected to be enacted.
Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo meanwhile has posted information on the effects a government shutdown could have on constituents on her web site.
The delegate says the agreement ensures that federal employees including men and women in uniform will return to work on Monday and continue to receive their benefits. She adds they will assess what impacts this agreement will have on federal programs on Guam when details are released by the congressional leadership.