Politics & Government

September 30, 2013

Federal government shutdown: Who gets paid, who doesn't and what's going to close

On 12:01 a.m. Tuesday (that's tomorrow, less than 12 hours away) the federal government will begin to shutdown because both houses of Congress will not have successfully passed a spending bill -- or stopgap continuing resolution, or "CR" -- that will continue funding it for any part of the next fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1. That means hundreds of thousands of people will be furloughed.

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