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A Break For The Government

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Madeleine Student

on 4 October 2013

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A Break For The Government
The Government Shutdown
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Government shut down
sent all non-essential government workers home

Suppose to agree on twelve appropriations bill
Had to come up with short term budget solutions called "stopgaps"
Last stopgap ended September 30th, now they are out of time

Republicans who control the House tried to pass bill to delay Obamacare
Democrats who control the Senate rejected it
They tried a few more options but they all got rejected.
What Now?
Now they have to decide which jobs are essential and which jobs are non-essential
All of the non-essential workers get sent home.
The Washington Post
Who Stays?
Jobs that have anything to do with national security, public safety, and Social Security:
The military
Air traffic control
Emergency medical care
Systems that control our power grid
Who Goes Home?
Parts of the following groups:
Non-emergency health care groups
The Department of Housing
The Department of Homeland Security
The Justice Department
The National Park Service
The Environmental Protection Agency
Who Is Effected Now?
800,000 federal workers have been sent home.
Washington D.C could loose up to $200 Million each day.
Tourism in the nation parks could loose up to seven million visitors total.
Who Could Be Effected?
People without jobs
What Can We Do?
Contact our Congress:
and put the pressure on them to get back to work!
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