Government Shutdown Almost To Reach Historic Length Read Count : 9

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   How many people know in the United States, our current President's shut down of portions of the US government is lingering on making it to soon reach the record which is twenty one days. As of tomorrow we shall meet that record. Over 800,000 employees and agent's are affected. I have compiled a list off of New York Times information which is collaborated with other news feeds.

Dec. 22

Partial government shutdown begins. Major agencies affected include the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, the Interior, Justice, State, Transportation, and the Treasury and the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more.

The Food and Drug Administration stops its routine inspections and many research activities and stops accepting approval applications for new drugs. Read more.

Dec. 26

The Federal Emergency Management Agency issues a “stop work” order to all contractors, telling them they will not be paid.

Dec. 27

Limited staffing at the Securities and Exchange Commission begins to affect reviews of company stock offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Pending investigations into securities violations slow. Read more.

Dec. 28

The Department of Agriculture closes its Farm Service Agency county offices and later extends a deadline for farmers to apply for subsidies to offset the effects of Chinese tariffs. Read more.

The Environmental Protection Agency runs out of funds and furloughs about 95 percent of employees. Only essential employees who work on preventing public health threats at Superfund sites and disaster-response teams remain on the job.

Dec. 30

The National Park Service suspends services like trash collection and road maintenance and plans to close certain parks.


The National Science Foundation suspends reviews of grant proposals and delays review of postdoctoral fellowship applications. Read more.

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau halts approvals for new beer labels, delaying the release of some craft brewers’ products. Read more.

Jan. 2

The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo close their doors.

Jan. 3

The National Gallery of Art closesto the public.

The Federal Communications Commission suspends most operations, including at the Consumer Complaint Center.

Jan. 4

The Department of Housing and Urban Development sends letters to 1,500 landlords asking them not to evict residents in housing assistance programs — including those with Section 8 vouchers — for which funding has lapsed.

Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration workers at multiple airports start calling in sick rather than work without pay. Read more.

The Department of Agriculture delays the release of several major domestic and world crop reports until after the shutdown ends. Read more.

The Interior Department stops accepting new Freedom of Information Act requests.

Jan. 7

The White House directs the Internal Revenue Service to issue tax refunds during the shutdown, reversing previous policy. Workers called back from furlough to process those refunds will not be paid until the shutdown ends. Read more.

Jan. 8

The Agriculture Department said that benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, would be fully provided for the month of February. Read more.

What will happen if the shutdown continues

Jan. 11

Many federal workers miss a paycheck. Read more.

Jan. 12

The shutdown breaks the record for longest government shutdown in history. The previous longest, starting in December 1995, lasted 21 days. Read more.

Jan. 15

Members of the Coast Guard, which is funded through the Department of Homeland Security, miss their paychecks. Read more.

Jan. 18

Federal district courts run out of funds. Civil cases may be suspended or postponed, but criminal cases and other essential work will proceed.

Jan. 25

Federal workers miss another paycheck.

Many agencies within the federal government are operating normally during the shutdown because they were funded through this fiscal year, which ends in September.

But if lawmakers and the White House fail to reach a budget agreement for months — or even “years,” as Mr. President Trump, has

suggested — that funding would start to run out too. Some economists are already predicting that a shutdown lasting longer than February would harm the broader economy.

   However, right now the Democratic led house has pushed a bill through. Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell has refused to put it up to a vote knowing it would likely pass. It is obvious to see the Senate majority leader does not care for the welfare of this country or it's citizens. We must make it clear to our leaders, that we do not support Trump's Vanity, and will not be fooled by the fact his son Donald Jr. and Ivanka, are soon too go on trial for being linked to the Russian Collusion Scandal. A scandal he claims does not exist. Trump has used distraction after distraction in order to cover-up his family's scandals. For a man who wants a wall, you would think he'd be more worried about his kids. Why isn't the press covering this I wonder?


  • We'rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre FUCKED

    Jan 10, 2019

  • White Wind Landon

    White Wind Landon

    Jan 10, 2019

  • Interesting

    Jan 11, 2019

  • Ramaya Lewis

    Ramaya Lewis

    No wonder why I keep getting Impeachment ads on Youtube.🤔 This must be the reason. Not like I don't agree with it or anything, believe me, I knew something would go wrong with Trump as our president Just hoping there's no War World III or our even worse our economy falling apart. 😟😟😟😓

    Jan 11, 2019

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