Mixed Feelings Among Iowa Federal Employees After Shutdown Deal
DES MOINES, Iowa -- As the longest partial U.S. government shutdown came to a close Friday, many federal employees in Iowa initially rejoiced. "We just all wanted to stand up and holler in the office. We were happy to hear that," said Lynda Mercer a federal government employee. If a funding deal is not made by February 15, Angela Friestad, who is an IRS employee, understands the joy could quickly change. She said, "There`s mixed feelings because it is only for three weeks so are we going to be facing the same scenario in three weeks?"