Washington (CNN) – Congress has already made sure to look out for active-duty members of the military, passing a partial-spending bill that ensures everyone in uniform gets paid for the length of the government shutdown. President Barack Obama quickly signed the measure.
But what about those not in uniform? As first reported by WTOP, many businesses in the greater Washington, D.C. area are taking up the call, offering free food, lessons and even drinks for furloughed federal workers.
Until the Senate and House of Representatives resolve their arguments over Obamacare and pass identical funding bills, Potomac Pilates in Maryland will be offering two free drop-in classes for any furloughed worker. Nor is Potomac Pilates alone.
Free pulled pork sandwich for any gov employee if there is a shutdown. 1 per day, must have gov ID & EXCLUDES CONGRESSMEN.—
PB BBQ – Del Ray (@PBBBQDelRay) September 30, 2013
In case of a government shutdown, NMWA will be open as usual, but offering free admission to federal employees-bring your IDs!—
NatlMuseumWomenArts (@WomenInTheArts) September 30, 2013
The Phillips will be open & operating as normal should the government shutdown occur. Visit our permanent collection free Tues-Fri.—
Phillips Collection (@PhillipsMuseum) September 30, 2013