Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

How will the government shutdown impact you?

How will the government shutdown impact you?

Some financial regulators would get through a shutdown unscathed, although others might not.

And despite the gravity of the situation, Washington is surprisingly unprepared.

Lawmakers must extend funding by Friday night or the government will shut down early Saturday, CBS News reported. "Our country needs a good shutdown", he said last spring, to fix what he labeled a "mess" in Congress. They were "funding gaps" that lasted a day or two.

The atmosphere in Washington now couldn't be more different from then. So the VA says it will suffer no effects from a shutdown. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, like all law enforcement activity, will continue to operate. - Most military ops will be unaffected but long term projects service personnel will see their paychecks delayed. Others had, but only very recently.

National parks and federal offices: Public lands, monuments, and national park areas may be more accessible than they were during the last bout of budget deadlock, according to NPR, when parks and monuments closed. However, the troops - including those in combat - will potentially not be paid during a shutdown. Under its shutdown contingency plan, about 95,000 of the department's nearly 115,000 staff would keep working. It has said in the past it would be able to continue operations temporarily during a shutdown.

As The Daily Beast reported, of the almost 130 agencies and offices that submit contingency plans to the Office of Management and Budget, 66 had not publicly updated their proposals since 2015 as of Thursday afternoon.

Most of the furloughed employees, according to Office of Management and Budget data gathered by The New York Times, worked for NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Departments of Labor, Commerce, and Interior.

The mayor urged tourists to continue to visit D.C. if members of Congress and President Donald Trump can't reach a deal to keep the government open. City employees could be asked to work extra overtime hours. The answer he received was later contradicted by his boss. "All of these people will be working for nothing", Mulvaney said. "No emails, meetings, posts to our internal bulletin board, not one thing".

Michael Howard, spokesman for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, said he checked on the shutdown's potential impact on Super Bowl preparations and did not find any.

ENERGY: The Department of Energy said on Friday that since most of its appropriations are for multiple years, employees should report to work as normal during a shutdown until told otherwise.

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Nassar was previously sentenced to 60 years in prison in December after pleading guilty in July to child pornography charges. Nassar is now awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to 10 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in November.

Part of the reason the federal government is less prepared than it was in 2013, under President Barack Obama, is that the Trump administration simply doesn't have the people or expertise in place to oversee something like this.

Government leaders agree with Stier's assessment.

This one-day shutdown was resolved when Congress stripped the water projects and a Civil Rights measure from the spending bill. The president would be provided with enough support to carry out his constitutional duties, including staff needed for a planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, administration officials said.

The list of people who will be furloughed is long.

Federal employees are undoubtedly wondering, "What does this mean for me?" They're getting used to shutdown threats, and there is nothing they can do about the current mess. Republicans control Congress, so a shutdown would be harmful, especially in districts that are in danger of flipping come November.

►Third, the increasingly obvious truth in Washington these days is that what used to be considered the bedrock of legislating - compromise - is now a four-letter word that can't be used in polite company.

There's no need to panic if the Federal Government shuts down for a few days. With no bill to fund the government, non-essential services have been shutdown. Congress typically authorizes back pay. "DC government will continue to provide services to our residents, the services they expect and deserve, uninterrupted".

Will the government shut down this time?

When nonessential employees are sent home to wait out a shutdown, it can create a backlog of work, James said.

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