What A Government Shutdown Would Look Like
Here is a handy guide to what shutting down the government, something some Republicans think could be a good idea, would accomplish:
- Many veterans services would be cut.
- National parks and museums would shut and lose revenue.
- No passports would be issued.
- New Social Security claims won’t be processed.
- Hundreds of thousands of federal employees would be furloughed and not paid; they’d eventually get back pay, unlike federal contractors, who may not.
- Cash-starved states would get no federal funds.
- Recruitment and testing of federal law enforcement officials would be suspended.
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