Government shutdown looming

By: NBC News Email
By: NBC News Email


- Over 800,000 federal workers considered "non-essential" would be furloughed, including almost half of the civilian employees working for the Department of Defense.

-The military will still report to duty, but their paychecks will be put on hold until the shutdown is over.

-National parks and museums would close.

-Passport offices would close.

-Government-insured mortgage applications and small business loans would be put on hold.

-Gun permits would not be processed.

-Veterans will still receive benefits, but only for a month. If the shutdown lasts longer than a month they will not receive benefits.


- Federal workers essential to public safety and property protection.

-Federal Disaster Relief Assistance

-Essential services such as air traffic control, food inspections, and Medicare.

-Mail delivery.

-Social Security checks, although there could be delays.


-The implementation of the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON (NBC) We are now mere hours from a looming U.S. government shutdown.

At the center of the fight is a Republican demand that the President delay major parts of the affordable care act for a year.

Without an agreement on the federal budget by the end of today, here are some of the ripple effects:

About 40% of the nation's two million federal workers could be sidelined starting Tuesday if a deal isn't reached.

Some government workers would be furloughed, forced to take time off without pay.

However, government workers considered "essential" - like the military, the FBI, air traffic control, and the TSA -
are all staying on duty.

Vacation plans for millions would also change, because national parks and museums would be closed starting tomorrow.

That includes the Colorado National Monument, the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park, and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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