What's 'shut' in Conn. in a federal gov't shutdown?

US Senate set to vote in last-ditch effort to avert government shutdown

US Senate votes on government shutdown

The good news for anyone anxious about the impact of another shutdown is that consumer confidence and business confidence is much stronger today than it was in 2013.

The shutdown could still be avoided.

Yes. Social Security is a mandatory program that will continue even if Congress fails to pass a spending bill.

The difficulty is, with 51 Republican senators needing 60 votes to pass the bill, they'll need some help from a few Democrats. If the shutdown goes past February 1, however, pay checks will be delayed.

Should partisan politicial fighting lead to a shutdown of the federal government, as many expect, Chicago's chief federal district judge says the courts will remain open - for now. The legislation has drawn criticism for its temporary nature and unrelated issues on immigration and children's health care.

But, Horowitz added the partial shutdown could affect lots of routine interactions with the federal government.

"Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Additionally, Democrats could filibuster any spending bill in the Senate that does not meet their demands.

House Republicans pushed through another measure to extend the deadline Thursday evening, but passage in the Senate is uncertain. According to an NPR article, the Veterans Health Administration has been getting money in advance since the last time the government shut down. After all, the last shutdown showed that the American people do not think much of a Congress that can not do its job.

The shutdown went into effect on October 1, 2013, the first day of the new fiscal year. "Usually by this time we have received at least one high-level email letting us know what to do in case of shutdown, how to report to work Monday, what to do, etc". Government shutdowns are unusual but not unheard of. He said the agency is working on contingency plans that would allow attractions to remain open where federal personnel wouldn't be required. That's what happened in 2013 (and what would happen again now).

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U.S. Postal Service employees and mail delivery will not be affected by any federal government shutdown.

Part of the calculation, the FEMA employee explained, is that the administration doesn't want it to look like the government agencies don't have faith in Congress to do its job.

The Justice Department has many essential workers, and under its shutdown contingency plan about 95,000 of the department's nearly 115,000 staff will keep working.

Federal parks will be shut down, so participants from CT for the Women's March on Washington this weekend will be locked out from all the Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo, including the zoo's popular "panda cam.". So-called "death benefit" payments to families of deceased service members were delayed, and processing of things like federal loan and permit applications were put on hold.

"People seem resigned to the possibility of a shutdown", an Interior Department employee told HuffPost. Some 280,000 workers were furloughed until a resolution was met on January 6 1996.

What will happen to furloughed workers?

The 850,000 figure amounts to less than half of the federal civilian workforce of 2 million.

Numerous employees of the vast federal bureaucracy would be furloughed with no pay until the shutdown ends, whether it is next week or next year. On Wednesday, Mulvaney said it has not yet been determined whether these employees would be furloughed during a potential shutdown.

It could cost the country billions in lost economic activity. According to CNBC, federal courts could continue to operate for three weeks without the need for funds.

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