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[IWS] USA.gov: GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING THE SHUTDOWN [1 October 2013]
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GOVERNMENT SERVICES DURING THE SHUTDOWN [1 October 2013]
Prior to the page above, the following was issued.
What Happens if the Government Shuts Down?
When Congress and the President can’t reach an agreement on the budget and federal agencies run out of funding, the government is required to shut down all non-essential services. When that happens, by law, federal employees aren’t allowed to work, except in emergency situations. This forces government activities to stop and affects a variety of services the general public receives from the government.
During past shutdowns, the longest of which ran for 21 days from 1995 into 1996, there were delays in issuing Social Security, Medicare and veterans’ checks, and passport and visa applications couldn’t be processed. All national parks and museums were closed, and clean-up at toxic waste sites stopped.
In previous shutdowns, the postal service continued to operate, and government employees who handle national security continued to work as usual.
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