(CNN)The difficulties faced by government employees forced to work without pay during the closure did not simply disappear when President Donald Trump reopened the government for three weeks on Friday.
Many of these roughly 450,000 federal employees were forced to withdraw from savings or find other ways to stretch their dollars since the closure lasted for 35 days. Now, you should still wait for your back payment to arrive and wait to see the extended effects of those lost payment checks.
Despite the battle on Capitol Hill, federal employees across the country continued to do their jobs. These are some of the stories of those who had to work during the closing of the longest government in the history of the United States:
Department of National Security
Transportation Security Administration
Citizenship and immigration services.
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Department of State
Department of Treasury
Internal revenue service
Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Rene Marsh of CNN, Greg Wallace, Nicole Chavez, Augusta Anthony, Veronica Stracqualursi, Catherine E. Shoichet, Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands, Nick Valencia, David Shortell, Elizabeth Landers, Jessica Schneider, Kate Sullivan, Ellie Kaufman, Nicole Gaouette, Jennifer Hansler, Kylie Atwood, Donna Borak, Lauren Fox and Doug Criss contributed to this report.