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Chances of averting government shutdown appear slim

LOOK AT WHAT THE STRESS HAS DONE TO MY FEATHERS!

LOOK AT WHAT THE STRESS HAS DONE TO MY FEATHERS!

President Obama Makes a Statement

September 30, 2013 | 11:12 | Public Domain

President Obama says that if Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to shut down tomorrow.

 

 

Government Shutting Down in Impasse

Video:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/us/politics/congress-shutdown-debate.html?_r=0

 

Shutdown begins: House officials say no more funding votes tonight

Snippet:  The U.S. government began to shut down for the first time in 17 years early Tuesday, after a Congress bitterly divided over President Obama’s signature health-care initiative failed to reach agreement to fund federal agencies.

Source:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/washington-braces-for-the-first-shutdown-of-the-national-government-in-17-years/2013/09/30/977ebca2-29bd-11e3-97a3-ff2758228523_story.html

 

What’s open, what’s closed

By Masuma Ahuja, Darla Cameron, Kennedy Elliott and Tim Richardson, Published: Sept. 30, 2013

U.S. Postal Service

Federal services

Open

Mail will continue to be delivered, as the U.S. Postal Service is an independent agency.More info

National parks

Tourism

Closed

“Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and grounds.”More info

Passport offices

Federal services

Probably open

“Consular operations domestically and overseas will remain 100% operational as long as there are sufficient fees to support operations. However, if a passport agency is located in a government building affected by a lapse in appropriations, the facility may become unsupported.”More info

National zoo

Tourism

Closed

The Smithsonian-run National Zoo will close, and none of its live animal cameras will be broadcast, including the popular baby panda feed.More info

Social Security, Medicare and Medcaid

Federal services

Open

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and unemployment insurance — all considered mandatory spending — would be paid. But new applicants might not have their applications processed until the government reopened.More info

WMATA

D.C.

Open

“Metro is not a federal entity and would remain open during any government shutdown.”More info

Circulator

D.C.

Open

Officials with the D.C. Department of Transportation said that Circulator service will operate as normal.More info

D.C. trash collection

D.C.

Probably open

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has exempted the District government from the federal shutdown, meaning that trash will be collected and government services would stay open. D.C. government would operate normally for at least two weeks. More info

Public schools

Federal services

Open

While public schools will remain open, the U.S. Education Department will stop most of its operations. Among other things, payment of  Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans could be delayed.More info

Government contractors

Federal services

Unsure

May be impacted if they work in a federal building or need federal worker assistance, or if they need additional funding to continue.More info

U.S. Capitol

Tourism

Closed

Public tours of the U.S. Capitol will be suspended in the event of a government shutdown.More info

Federal courts

Federal services

Open

According to Judge John D. Bates, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, federal courts could continue to operate for approximately two weeks with reserve funds.More info

Immigration services

Federal services

Probably open

The Department of Homeland Security will no longer operate its E-Verify program, which means that businesses will not be able to check on the legal immigration status of prospective employees during the shutdown. Other fee-based immigration services should continue.More info

WIC program

Federal services

Closed

The WIC program, which provides food to 8.9 million low-income women and children, will be out of money, its supporters say.More info

VA disability claims

Federal services

Probably closed

All Veterans Administration medical facilities will remain open for inpatient and outpatient care, but benefits programs overseen by the VA would probably be affected by a shutdown.More info

Federal prisons

Federal services

Open

Federal prisons will be staffed. More info

Paid museums

Tourism

Probably open

Private museums, such as the Newseum, the Spy Museum and Mount Vernon, will remain open. Rule of thumb: If it’s usually free, it’s probably closed.More info

Free museums

Tourism

Closed

The Smithsonian, the National Zoo and the Holocaust Museum will all be closed. Rule of thumb: If it’s usually free, it’s probably closed.More info

Kennedy Center

Tourism

Open

In the event of a government shutdown, the Kennedy Center will continue its non-appropriated functions and honor all non-appropriated fund contracts, including planned performances, educational activities, public trust functions (such as the Kennedy Center Box Office, retail and parking operations) and employment activities for its approximately 1,150 trust employees. More info

SNAP

Federal services

Open

USDA said funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits — formerly known as food stamps — will continue in October under authority granted by the 2009 stimulus bill.More info

Airports

Federal services

Open

Air traffic controllers and baggage screeners are considered essential, so planes will fly.More info

IRS

Federal services

Probably closed

Tax filers facing an Oct. 15 deadline will find the phone lines at the Internal Revenue Service dead.More info

Food inspectors

Federal services

Open

Meat and poultry inspectors will keep working.More info

National Archives

Tourism

Probably closed

All operations funded by annual appropriations will be suspended.More info

Patent and Trademark Office

Federal services

Open

The Department of Commerce will maintain patent and trademark application processing during the shutdown.More info

Amtrak

Tourism

Open

Amtrak officials have said trains will continue to run.More info

D.C. Superior Court

D.C.

Probably open

The majority of court operations such as hearings, trials and mediations will continue. Jurors should still report, but child care will not be available.More info

Federal websites

Federal services

Probably closed

Many government Web sites will be down or have limited functionality.More info

Military

Federal services

Open

President Obama signed a bill that ensures that certain members of the U.S. military and U.S. Coast Guard will be paid during a government shutdown late Monday.More info

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Authors Note:  I can hardly wait to see how many parts of Gov. WILL actually close!  My favorite:  WHAT OUTRAGEOUS VACTIONS WILL AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY FOR WHEN THE  obama’s and  all the securities/lodging/entertainment/guests…After all, you heard the president….holidays are around the corner….meanwhile back in reality….the AMERICAN PEOPLE are about to be hit with obamacare: you know the healthcare fiasco that Obama THINKS the minimum wage earner, working 2-3 jobs can afford!

By the By, mr. obama, could you please tell us WHERE the RAISE is for minimum wage earners is???

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