Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

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It's commonly cited that there have been 18 US government shutdowns since 1976, however, many of these were not full shutdowns, but rather partial shutdowns or short-term funding gaps that were resolved over the weekend after missing the Friday budget deadline. Nevertheless, USCIS will likely suffer delays since other federally funded government agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), provide information required for some USCIS filings. "I know our Nation can count on you". If the shutdown goes past February 1, however, pay checks will be delayed.

WASHINGTON ― The federal government is facing the prospect of a shutdown by the end of Friday, an unwelcome event to mark President Donald Trump's first year in office.

But the situation wasn't that simple.

The impasse between the House and the Democratic-controlled Senate, along with Obama, ended after both chambers passed a Senate-brokered bill with stricter income verification requirements on people obtaining health insurance through Obamacare.

More: GOP pushes a short-term spending bill, but it's not clear they can avoid a shutdownMore: Social security benefits?

"If members of Congress can't figure this out and keep the government open, then none of us should get paid", McCaskill said in a press release Friday afternoon.

The pay situation threatened the financial well-being of service members, whose annual salaries begin at less than $30,000. Cutting spending, it seems, is near impossible for Congress to even consider-indeed, they are far more interested in finding ways to get around existing limits on spending than they are in reducing spending at all.

How will the military be affected by a shutdown? While some live close to their units, it's common for reservists to travel several hours to bases for drilling.

The Trump administration does not plan to barricade open-air monuments this time, and the Smithsonian has said its museums could remain open for the first weekend. "He's a student, but there are others who have jobs and their own businesses who planned for this training". However, workers deemed essential stay on the job. They include airport screeners with the Transportation Security Administration, federal law enforcement, the military and Veterans Administration caregivers. Haven't politicians learned? How did we get here? "Not to mention all the equipment that needs to be prepared to move by rail".

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This week, we faced yet another budget bill deadline, with the same old venomous rhetoric between the Repubs and Dems blaming each other for possibly shutting down the government.

There are about 283,500 federal employees in the Washington region, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. But it would have to furlough workers if Congress went weeks before approving new funding. According to the CFRB, during the 2013 shutdown, around 850,000 of the 2.1 million federal employees that are not postal workers were placed on furlough.

When Washington is this broken, it's always the most vulnerable who get hurt. "I think cool heads, hopefully, will prevail on this thing", Ryan said Wednesday.

This one-day shutdown was resolved when Congress stripped the water projects and a Civil Rights measure from the spending bill. Beyond the stock market, analysts say that because of lost activity during a shutdown, the USA economy overall may slow down for a bit.

Already on Saturday, other effects were felt across the military.

Q: What about state programs like Medicaid and Temporary Aid to Needy Families that depend so heavily on federal money?

The Armed Forces Network, which carries television broadcasts of sporting events and other programming, was taken off air at midnight, leaving deployed US troops without one common way to watch National Football League playoff games this weekend.

The NTSB would also be able to continue any ongoing investigation activities and produce reports that are considered absolutely necessary to prevent the imminent potential for loss of life and significant property damage if the NTSB doesn't act.

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