How The Government Shutdown Affects YOU

Its official! The government is partially shutdown after support lacked for a proposal to fund the government until Feb. 16 by the midnight deadline. The proposal also extended the low-income children’s health insurance program for six years and suspended some Obamacare taxes for two years. Senate Democrats, pushing for progress on the fate of the young immigrants covered by the DACA program, withheld their support and any possibility for reaching a deal fell apart. Today also marks the one-year anniversary of Trump being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

Now that the government is shutdown, here’s how it affects YOU:

Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will remain open this weekend but will close Monday and reopen once government funding resumes.

National parks will remain open, but with reduced services.

Military death benefits will resume once the government opens.

The Senior Nutrition program and Native American Nutrition and Supportive Services would stop.

Unless the NIH director steps in, the agency wouldn’t take new patients during a government shutdown.

For the latest on the government shutdown, see here.


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