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As of 7 pm on January 18, 2019, 7,440 federal workers and an estimated 1,765 contractors, for a combined estimated total of 9,205 individuals, have filed applications for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia during the partial federal government shutdown that is still underway. #EndTheShutdown

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Mayor Bowser to Sign LOVE Act, Allowing Couples to Get Married in DC Despite Government Shutdown

Thursday, January 10, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, January 11, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will sign the “Let Our Vows Endure Emergency Act of 2019” or “LOVE Act,” giving the Mayor the authority to issue marriage licenses and authorize officiants during this partial federal government shutdown.


Friday, January 11, at 12 pm


Mayor Muriel Bowser
Councilmember Mary Cheh, Ward 3
Kimberly Bassett, Interim Secretary of the District of Columbia
Soon to be Newlyweds


Bancroft Elementary School
1755 Newton Street, NW
*Closest Metro: Columbia Heights Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event is asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16.