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Budget Battle Federal Workers-3

In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, Marcelo del Canto, right, a budget analyst for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, demonstrates during a rally against the government shut down during a federal union workers demonstration with congressmen outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. These days, many federal workers are frustrated, anxious and growing tired of being pawns in a never-ending political struggle over government funding. Both he and his federally-employed wife been furloughed and worry about making the next mortgage payment on a house they bought in March. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)