Federal employees in affected agencies are not being paid during the government shutdown.
KVIA has put together a list of resources available to those furloughed or working without pay. Some of the information listed below was aggregated by Rep. Veronica Escobar’s office.
Texas Gas also offers payment options to all of its customers, you can call them at 800-700-2443 and is available from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Mountain Time.
El Paso Water is also offering assistance, you can email them by following this link.
Congressional bills have included back pay for working and furloughed employees. Some financial institutions are providing emergency loans for federal employees. These loans typically come with low or no interest, making it simpler for employees to pay off the debt once funding is resolved in Washington.
GECU, www.gecu.com, 915-778-9221
TFCU, www.tfcu.coop, 915-843-8328
First Light Federal Credit Union, www.firstlightfcu.org, 915-562-1172
Navy Federal Credit Union, 888-842-6328
USAA, www.usaa.com, 800-531-USAA (8722)
Bank of America, 844-219-0690
Chase: www.chase.com, 888-356-0023
Wells Fargo, www.wellsfargo.com, 800-TO-WELLS
BBVA, www.bbva.com, 877-218-7254
EL Pasoans Fighting Hunger, a food bank, is offering food for those who need it.
9541 Plaza Cir, El Paso, TX 79927
Veterans Non Profit, an organization based in Central El Paso near Fort Bliss, is offering food, clothes, and pet food for federal employees who need the assistance.
4317 Dyer St., El Paso, Texas, 79930
Unemployment benefits are currently only available for furloughed employees. Essential personnel who are working without being paid are not currently eligible for these benefits.
The shutdown will end once Congress and the White House come to a funding resolution. You can contact your members of Congress to express your concerns or share what you would like them to do.