WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Congress heads back to work Tuesday as tensions grow for the 800,000 federal workers still not getting paid.
Some of those workers are right here in Central Texas at the Federal Correctional Institution in Bastrop.
"A lot of my coworkers are struggling because they need to know when they're going to be able to pay their bills," said Ellen Chamblin, a correctional officer at FCI Bastrop.
As Congress returns to work, the two chambers have different visions for how to end the shutdown.
"They need to come together and figure out the right thing to do for America and not just pick their sides," said Brian Knieggee.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to bring the president's latest proposal, extending protections for DACA recipients and Dreamers in exchange for a border wall.
"The plan includes $5.7 billion for a strategic development of physical barriers, or a wall," said President Trump.
New 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris says the government needs to reopen first.
"He is now holding the American people hostage over a vanity project he calls a wall," said Harris.
Democrats are coming back with a proposal of their own: a billion dollars for border security, half for infrastructure, nothing for a wall and providing financial relief to the 800,000 federal workers not getting paid.