Federal employees went to the White House on Thursday, but were not working.

Instead, members of the National Federation of Federal Employees and 32 other unions, as well as other federal workers, gathered at the AFL-CIO headquarters and went to the headquarters of the AFL-CIO. White House to protest the partial closure of the government.

Approximately 800,000 federal employees have been laid off or working without pay due to the closure. A stalemate between President Trump and the congressional Democrats, with more than $ 5 billion in funding for the construction of a border wall, has blocked credit legislation that would reopen the relevant departments and agencies, closed since the 22 December.

Trump, who is trying to declare a national emergency to use funds already affected, perhaps by the Army Corps, was not at the White House at the time . He visited Thursday at the southern border, visiting McAllen, Texas.

Federal employees affected by the closure will miss their first pay check this week.