A federal contract worker for the Department of Transportation said Monday she set up a GoFundMe to help pay her bills for the next two months after she's been forced to go without pay during the ongoing partial government shutdown.

Julie Burr, who is based in Kansas City, Mo., told CNN that she did 63 hours of work prior to the shutdown, but has been unable to submit her timesheet since parts of the government closed more than two weeks ago.

She has been unable to earn a salary during the shutdown, and was advised to set up a GoFundMe page for donations, Burr said. She said she has since met her goal of roughly two months' salary.


“Right now I’m relying on that," she said. "I know there are many that don’t have that option, though.”

Burr scoffed at President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE's comment on Sunday that he could "relate" to federal workers who have been forced to go without pay as parts of the government have been shutdown for 17 days and counting amid a dispute over funding for the president's border wall.

"I find it hard to believe that a billionaire could relate to anyone who lives possibly paycheck to paycheck, which many of the American people do," Burr told CNN.

"I honestly don’t” think other elected officials understand the struggles of federal workers, Burr added.

Trump has requested more than $5 billion in funding for his wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which he said Sunday would be a steel barrier. Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security measures, but no money for the president's wall.

The Democrat-controlled House passed legislation last week to reopen parts of the government unaffected by the wall debate, but the president has indicated he will not sign them.

Trump is scheduled to deliver an address on Tuesday night focused on the "crisis" at the border and the shutdown.