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10/1/2013 (9 months ago)

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Here is your list of closures.

Here is a simple list of the organizations affected by the government shutdown. 

Several agencies are impacted by today's shutdown.

Several agencies are impacted by today's shutdown.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/1/2013 (9 months ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: government, shutdown, impacts, list


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Here is a simple list of the agencies affected by the government shutdown, in case you were wondering how the shutdown could affect you.

The shutdown has occurred because Congress could not agree with the President on appropriations, or spending bills, to keep open the various branches and agencies of the federal government. In recent years, Congress has had to pass emergency bills to keep the government operating at full capacity because consensus is harder to come by.

The last funding measure, which passed on March 28, 2013, ended on Sept. 30. Now without money to fund all the branches of government, non-essential workers and services must be stopped until funding is restored.

Here's the list of who is affected and how:

Federal workers are divided into two groups, "essential" and "non essential." Essential workers must stay on the job during a shutdown, but don't get paid. Non-essential workers get sent home.

Any employee who works in public safety, national security and the like, or more specifically, "provides for the national security, including the conduct of foreign relations essential to the national security or the safety of life and property," according to the regulations of the Office of Management and Budget, is deemed "essential" or officially "excepted." The people work but aren't paid.

One exception is the military. Congress did agree to continue military pay during any shutdown.

Air traffic controllers, emergency agencies, medical, border patrol, federal prisons, the majority of law enforcement personnel, federal banking regulators (hmm) and those managing the power grid stay at work. So does anyone who guards federal property.

Agencies that are supposed to fund themselves, such as the Postal Service and Federal Reserve remain open.

Congress and the President are still drawing pay because their pay is written into law. Of course, they could step up and pledge to donate their pay to something useful for the duration, but none have so pledged. It's powerful evidence of their integrity.

The pay of these workers could be delayed, as soon as money dries up. Many workers will see their next check because funds have been budgeted and allocated, but if the shutdown persists, then pay will be delayed. It will be paid back later when finding is restored, but that can make life difficult in a month or two as savings get depleted.

Everything else is shut down.

The National Institutes of Health will not accept new patients for clinical research trials, nor will the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have personnel to keep up its seasonal flu protection program.

In housing, the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not provide any housing vouchers. People looking for federal assistance with their loans will have to wait.

E-verify will shut down, which could affect thousands of people seeking work.

The Justice Department will suspend civil cases until funding is restored.

The National Park Service will close hundreds of national parks and museums. Millions of visitors could be turned away from enjoying these public spaces and monuments.

The Environmental Protection Agency will shutter its doors with a few exceptions.

The Labor Department will close including OSHA.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which watches over the U.S. derivatives market will close. The Securities and Exchange Commission will remain open.

Social Security will keep enough people on hand to keeps ending checks. Disability cases will be placed on hold. No new cases will be heard.

Foreign applications for U.S. visas will be accepted, but only as long as funding remains to do so.

Veterans benefits will largely continue, and the VA hospitals will continue to operate. However, education benefits and rehabilitation benefits will be stopped. Disability and pensions could become delayed or stopped if the shutdown persists more than a few weeks.

NASA and a majority of their employees are out of Mission Control centers and other facilities. The Mars rovers have been stopped.

The IRS may stop processing some tax refunds.

Approval of small business loans thought the Small Business Administration will stop.

State unemployment funds could see some disruption in cases where the agencies depend of federal assistance.

The Washington Post also has an excellent list of who is impacted and how.


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