Congressional leaders say they are close to a deal on two issues with looming deadlines. But if they fail to agree this week, the federal highway program would come to a halt and student loan interest rates would double.
Launching a hunger strike to protest a perceived political injustice is not exactly new, but it is relatively rare in the U.S. The U.S. postal workers unions are trying to turn the heads of members of Congress with the tactic.
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