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Virginia woman takes lunch to TSA workers working without pay

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 14:01:49-05

NORFOLK, Va. – A Virginia woman made sure the TSA employees who are working without pay during the government shutdown don’t go hungry during their shift.

Erin Neal said she took pizza to employees at Norfolk International Airport Thursday. She posted a photo on Twitter, which was retweeted by the airport’s official account.

“We have to take care of each other,” Neal wrote. “The ones responsible for this shut down aren’t the ones dealing with the consequences.”

The government shutdown is the longest in U.S. history as it entered Day 28 on Friday. TSA agents are considered “essential” federal employees, meaning they are required to work without pay until an agreement to reopen the government, according to CBS News.