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2018 Government shutdown

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Congress has passed its appropriations bills without needing a CR only four times since the 1977

- Between 1976 and 2013, there have been 18 Government shutdowns in the United States
- First government shutdown since 2013
- Only affects discretionary spending, which accounts for 30% of all spending
- Furlough of non-essential personnel and curtailment of agency activities and services
- Will most likely get backpay, so it's basically forced vacation for public employees
- Began on one-year anniversary of Trump taking office - January 19, 2018
- Most public parks would remain open
- Longest shutdown was 21 days in Dec 1995

Links:
United States federal government shutdown of 2018
Continuing resolution
The history of US government shutdowns in 1 chart
Congress has long struggled to pass spending bills on time
Here is every previous government shutdown, why they happened and how they ended
Government-Shutdown Liveblog, Day One
How the federal budget is supposed to work and why it rarely does
Can Congress Deliver Appropriations Bills On Time?
Want to avoid government shutdowns? Then stop secret ‘continuing resolutions’ that cheat taxpayers
Government shutdown 2018: the government has officially shut down

Posted: 2018-01-21 00:51:12


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