Meanwhile, embattled Gov. Ralph Northam (D) says he will not resign.
For one firm, the tight margins of federal work meant it wasn’t able to pay its health insurance premium, leading to a lapse in coverage for employees who also lost five weeks of wages. Now they’re bracing for the possibility of another shutdown after Feb. 15.
A pair of bills would choke off funding to organizations accredited by a United Nations program to encourage environmentally friendly development.
There are no federal or state standards for acceptable levels of the toxins, even though they can be lethal.