President Trump has decided to give Federal workers Chrismas Eve off and has also given them the day off with pay.
According to Fox Business:
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to make Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, a federal holiday.
The president issued the same executive order, which gives federal workers a day off with pay, in 2018.
“All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, the day before Christmas Day,” the order states.
The order adds that leadership can determine which offices and employees must stay open despite the holiday “for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.” There are about 2 million government employees in the U.S.
President Obama did not declare Christmas Eve a holiday the last time it fell on a Tuesday in 2013.