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Published Time: 22.03.2024 - 13:04:18 Modified Time: 22.03.2024 - 13:04:18

What would be affected in a shutdown? The funding that expires on March 22 covers agencies that represent roughly 70 percent of the federal government. If the partial government shutdown lasts past the weekend it would affect a wide range of crucial federal services and thousands of employees. When funding lapses, many government workers are furloughed until their agencies reopen. Certain federal workers — mostly those involved in national security or vital economic activity — continue working unpaid. Government shutdown 2024, government shutdown


The House passed a $1.2 trillion spending bill to avert a government shutdown, leaving the Senate just hours to vote ahead of the deadline. Follow live updates and see how every member voted.

Without new legislation, many agencies will shutter at 12:01 a.m. March 23. Even if Congress doesn’t finish work by the deadline, the effects of a shutdown might be minimal as long as lawmakers act before Monday.

The funding that expires on March 22 covers agencies that represent roughly 70 percent of the federal government. If the partial government shutdown lasts past the weekend it would affect a wide range of crucial federal services and thousands of employees. When funding lapses, many government workers are furloughed until their agencies reopen. Certain federal workers — mostly those involved in national security or vital economic activity — continue working unpaid.

Which president had the most shutdowns? Here’s a look at the shortest and longest government shutdowns in U.S. history.

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