How would a government shutdown affect Arizona?
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jan 20, 2018,
Jan 20, 2018, 4:56
A shutdown plan posted on the Treasury Department's website shows that almost 44 percent of the IRS' 80,565 employees would be exempt from being furloughed during a shutdown.
Every year, Congress has to approve laws, known as appropriations, that provide money for federal agencies. The IRS recently issued new withholding tables for employers. The longest shutdown was three weeksIn the final days of 1995, large portions of the federal government shut down for three weeks following a dispute between President Clinton and Republicans.
Second, households with a member who was furloughed and required to stay home from work slashed their spending more dramatically - by 15-20 percent, or nearly twice as much as the average of those affected.
Veterans Affairs: Ever since a scare about veterans not getting their health care during the last government shutdown, the Veterans Health Administration has been getting its funding appropriated in advance. But critical disruptions could occur across the vast jurisdiction of HHS programs - including the seasonal flu program. It's unclear how many people are affected.
House Republicans also have tied a long-term funding package for the Children's Health Insurance Program to the budget deal in a bid for leverage over Democrats, further complicating the debate.
A group of senators from both parties managed to cobble together a bipartisan bill, but negotiations broke down after Trump and immigration hardliners in his administration started demanding more draconian measures, like billions of dollars in funding to build a wall along the southern border. And CDC's ability to respond to disease outbreaks would be significantly reduced. His office is paid for indefinitely.
If you wanted to get a gun permit, you'll have to wait because the government shut down affects the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT: The stock market-policing Securities and Exchange Commission funds itself by collecting fees from the financial industry, but its budget is set by Congress. "We urge Congress to fully fund DHS in order to pay the federal employees on the front lines defending our nation". Shutdowns over budget disagreements are different (and less grave) than what would happen if the USA breached its debt ceiling and defaulted on some of its obligations. Furloughed workers were not paid during the time of the shutdown, but were later paid in full.
No. Social Security, Medicare, unemployment payments would continue.
That Democrats would consider voting against an extension of a children's health program they enthusiastically support demonstrates how committed they are to this particular amnesty.
The 1.3 million uniformed military personnel would still be on duty.
The workforce at the 17 USA intelligence agencies would be pared down significantly, according to a person familiar with contingency procedures. "It's just a matter of do you have all of your employees doing all the work or reclamation or are you down to minimal staff". A small number of employees would be allowed to continue for emergency essential activity and very specific investigative work. In previous shutdowns, everyone who stayed home was paid retroactively after an agreement was reached in Washington. The more than 43,000 front-line TSA officers at airport screening checkpoints would continue working, so from an operational standpoint the airports won't be impacted, but those employees would be working without pay until the government is funded.
September 13, 2017: After a meeting at the White House, reports quickly emerge that Trump has agreed with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the broad outlines of a deal to protect the dreamers in exchange for more money for border security.
The Smithsonian's NY museums, the Cooper Hewitt design museum and Heye Center, would be closed.
But if you had plans for a vacation to visit any national parks, zoos or museums, those will be closed.
"Other areas such as culturally sensitive areas or backcountry areas that present a risk to visitors may also have restricted access". These include the personnel necessary for security background investigations, financial operations and budget functions, inspections and the development of safety standards, according to the Department of Transportation. - No passport applications are expected to accepted and processing delays are likely for those in the hopper. Without agreement on the 12 appropriations bills that guide annual spending, the US has been operating since October 1 on temporary funding provided by a "continuing resolution". They have to decide what work continues and what stops. It has said in the past it would be able to continue operations temporarily in a shutdown. Its research ranges from cancer studies to the testing and creation of vaccines.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaking on CNBC's "Squawk Box", said it's "unusual that you have this kind of opposition when there's nothing objectionable there".
Get food through federal nutrition programs: The Senior Nutrition program and Native American Nutrition and Supportive Services would stop. At the time, Trump told Fox & Friends that the ultimate blame for a shutdown lies at the top. By Thursday afternoon The White House had detailed contingency plans for major government agencies posted on a special web page.