Three Things You Need to Know on January 15th

January 15, 2019

It's Day 25 of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history and the fallout continues. Today is the first day more than 40-thousand of members of the Coast Guard will miss a paycheck. At many of the nation's already busy airports, passengers are running into long lines to be screened by TSA agents who aren't getting paid. They're just some of the 800-thousand federal workers either furloughed or having to work without pay. Denver is looking to help federal workers in the face of the ongoing partial government shutdown.  Mayor Hancock announced a new housing support program yesterday.  It will offer temporary mortgage assistance to homeowners facing a hardship due to their employment status.  Applications can be submitted starting tomorrow through the Mile High United Way's 2-1-1 Call Center. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee begins its hearing on Attorney General-nominee William Barr this morning. President Trump named Barr to replace fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Barr served as attorney general during the administration of President George H.W. Bush. 

The Broncos have agreed to terms with Mike Munchak to coach the offensive line.  Munchak worked for the Steelers in that capacity since 2014, and was a finalist for the head coaching spot with the Broncos.  Consistency on the offensive line was a major issue for the team this season.