Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers have missed their first payday of the year as the partial shutdown of the US government bites deeper.
Many workers, such as prison guards and airport staff, have been working without any guarantee of pay since the shutdown began on 22nd December.
President Donald Trump is refusing to approve a federal budget unless it includes funding for a border wall.
But Democrats say the $5.7 billion, he wants would be a waste of money.
About a quarter of the federal government will go without funding until a budget is agreed, leaving 800,000 employees without pay.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.