Share Your Shutdown Story

If you’ve been impacted by President Trump’s shutdown, I want to hear from you. I hope you’ll share your story in the form below. The more stories I can share about how this shutdown is hurting Virginians, the better case I can make to my colleagues for why we must end Trump’s shutdown immediately and stop the pain he’s causing your families.


Resources for Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown:

  • Assistance filing for unemployment insurance benefits - Furloughed employees can visit this webpage or call the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) at 1-866-832-2363. The hotline is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Providing short term/reduced rate furlough loans
  • Waiving withdrawal penalties
  • Allowing loan holders to skip a payment refinancing auto loans
  • Offering furlough loans
  • Help for federal employees and Active Duty Coast Guard members
  • Interest free loans
Federal Student Loans (deferment, forbearance, income-driven repayment)