As of midnight last night, our Federal Government shut-down… again.
This is the first in which Congress and the White House are controlled by the same party.
CNN reports Democrats will not vote for a spending bill until they receive an agreement on a repair for DACA (the program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to America as children). Republicans are refusing a DACA fix unless Democrats agree on some border security improvements, including funds for President Trump’s border wall.
Ways The Government Shut Down May Affect You
- non-essential government employees will likely be furloughed
- getting a gun permit is unlikely due to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives being closed
- some National parks will likely close
During the last government closure of 2013, $2 billion in revenue was lost.
Learn more about our government shut-down, HERE.