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US Government Shutdown 2013

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The US Government Shutdown of 2013 lasted from October 1 through October 17th. It resulted in the furlough of 800,000 government employees.
The president, Clinton, ordered the shutdown for starters. I was a federal employee during that time and I was not paid during that period. After the shutdown and a budget was approved, I was paid in full. As far as I know, I then heard that all other federal employees that had been sent home were p…
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No. The US Military is considered an essential service and therefore is typically not affected.
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Essential employees continue to be paid, but may not be paid as scheduled. Essential services include: Typically, federal services that continue despite a shutdown include the National Weather Service Medical services at federal agencies USPS Military Air traffic control Correctional faciliti…
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A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass funding for government operations. When a gap in appropriations occurs, the federal government mandates what is known as a shutdown of all federal-funded operations in the nation. In addition, many government-employed personnel are placed onto…
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It depends on where your subsidy is coming from. Most adoption assistance payments are issued through the county or state the child was adopted from; as long as the government of your county or state is still running, your check should still arrive on time.
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Theoretically the Landlord could have his pay withheld until the shutdown is over.
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Will retired military pay be effected by government shutdown.
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Yes, it has. One recent example is in 1995, when Republicans in the House of Representatives shut down the government for a total of 27 days. Led by Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, they objected to President Clinton's spending priorities, and when no agreement could be reached, the Republicans s…
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Military members will not be furloughed if the government shuts down. Their pay has already been appropriated in the DOD budget. So, the government civilians will stay home, military members will still show up to work.
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Yes, it did. It shut down in 1995, under congressional Republicans, for 27 days total. In 2013, it shut down again, also under congressional Republicans, and that one lasted for 16 days. We do not know if and when the next one will occur, nor which party's actions will lead to such an occurrence.
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Yes they did, which was one of the most annoying things for government workers-- they lost sixteen days of pay, while senators and representatives who had caused the shutdown continued to receive their paychecks.
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Yes and no. During the shutdown, any teachers for federal agencies (like Voice of America) were not at work. But public and private school teachers who did not work for the government were not affected, and worked their regular shifts.
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The pros of a government shutdown include showing how much bureaucracy there is in Washington and the inability for the two political parties to work together. The cons include putting innocent people out of work, delaying paychecks, and shutting down government services the American people depend o…
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Members of Congress continue to get paid in the event of a government shutdown. This is because under Constitutional law, their pay cannot be altered except in the case of a direct law stating so.
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If the government is not bailed out by china again then we will have inflation. meaning that 1$ now is going to be equal to 3$. Ex: A pack of gum is 1.20$ today and if government shuts down that same pack of gum will cost you 3.60$.
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yes, plenty of times.
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All federal employees are supposed to retroactively receive the back-pay they are owed. The people who may not get back-pay are temporary workers and independent contractors.
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Under a bill passed by congress and signed by the president, the military did receive their pay during the shutdown. And other federal employees are supposed to receive retroactive back-pay for the money they did not receive during the sixteen days the government was shut down.
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The U.S. government shutdowns occur when the U.S. President and one (or both) of the chambers of Congress are controlled by different political parties, and are unable to resolve disagreements over budget allocations. Congress passes spending bills that fund the government. So if it doesn't pass, th…
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It occurred in November 1995, when Bill Clinton was president and it lasted 27 days total. It began as a battle over spending, between President Clinton and his adversary Republican Newt Gingrich, the leader of the House of Representatives. Clinton wanted to expand funding for Medicare and for educa…
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The government shutdown lasted for 16 days, no matter what state you lived in. It ended late in the evening on October 16, 2013.
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An agreement could not be reach.
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The longest government shutdown lasted for 21 days. It happened in the 1995-1996 term.
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I would hope you would not want to kill someone, during a shutdown or at any other time. If you are asking whether law enforcement is working even during a shutdown, the answer is yes, they are; so if a murder did occur, the perpetrator would be arrested.
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At the federal level, a shutdown can happen when disagreement exists among the Senate, the House, and/or the President regarding a budget to finance government programs. In the absence of appropriated funds, the government discontinues providing non-essential services at the beginning of the affecte…
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If the park is a federally-run site (like Zion National Park in Utah), it was closed during the shutdown. If it is run by the state, or by a city (like a local zoo), it was generally unaffected and remained open. As the shutdown dragged on, a few national sites like the Statue of Liberty did re-open…
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The US Goverment are having a problem. It doesn't mean that they are actually going to shutdown all operations. What they are saying is that they will need to shut down some services in order to save money (they overspent on some services). People in some sectors and services will be paid less or at…
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No, he is not. Republicans say that he is, but that is political rhetoric (one side always blames the other side). The fact is the shutdown wasn't even the fault of most Republicans, although they went along with it. By most accounts (including Republican accounts), the shutdown was pushed by one fa…
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During the shutdown, the military continued to receive their pay, under an act signed by the president. But at federally-run sites like Veterans' Hospitals, while the hospitals were open, staffing was reduced for out-patient services, and many veterans were not able to easily access what they needed…
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What it meant was lost business for stores, and lost income for many workers. In cities across the United States, government workers are consumers at restaurants or coffee shops or drugs stores, and they also shop at local businesses. With no paychecks coming in, this meant nearly-empty stores as pe…
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If you are referring to the US Government shutdown, there are a number of explanations, depending on which side of the political aisle you listen to. Republicans say the reason is congress (and especially Democrats) overspent on the budget and needed to cut back on some services in order to stabiliz…
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US stocks, representing ownership of private companies, have no direct relationship to the government shutdown. Their values, however, may be reduced as people become concerned that the shutdown could impair the economy and make the companies represented by those stocks less profitable, or even caus…
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The president and all members of congress were paid during the shutdown, but their staff members were not. The military was exempt, since the president had signed an act that made sure the troops would continue to get paid.
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Unfortunately for those people who were out of work, it took sixteen days for a solution to be agreed upon. By most accounts, the final compromise was crafted by several women senators, including two Republican moderates (Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine), as well as some mod…
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No, it was a joke on a website that Fox news failed to fact check properly before airing it as News. He didn't pay (so won't need reimbursed)
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President Obama alternated between being frustrated and being exasperated. (He may also have been angry, but most people who know him say that he does not get angry very often.) He understood that many House of Representatives Republicans disliked his health care law, and had voted repeatedly to rep…
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Some federal employees are considered non-essential, so it is mandatory they be furloughed during government shutdown. Thank you! After further research, I found on Wikipedia that there is the Antideficiency Act from 1884 that is the basis of for this furlough requirement.
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For Democrats, they did not want a government shutdown, nor did they think it was a useful strategy for their Republican opponents. As Democrats saw it, the Republican Party had been entirely hijacked by one radical faction, the Tea Party, and this group of about 40 members was running the entire ag…
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It depends on which side you asked. Moderate Republicans were not happy about the shutdown, but they felt that had to go along with it, since the most dominant faction in their party, the Tea Party Republicans, pushed for shutting down the government, and pressured moderates to go along with it. The…
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It lasted a total of 16 days, before it was finally ended on the 16th of October, late in the evening.
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It lasted a total of sixteen days, finally ending on October 16th late in the evening.
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No, not at this time. However, the Republicans and Democrats need to negotiate a budget, and the question of taxes will be one of the issues the two sides need to resolve, in order to avoid another crisis in a couple of months.
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Women senators, including two Republican moderates (Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine), played a key role-- a bipartisan group of senators, along with majority leader Harry Reid and minority leader Mitch McConnell, finally worked out a compromise and it passed the senate. The …
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The government shutdown ended late in the evening of October 16, 2013, after both the senate and house passed compromise legislation to re-open the government.
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It officially began on October 1, 2013 and ended late in the evening of October 16th, 2013.
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It is resolved until early next year.
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