USA gov't shuts down as Senate fails to pass spending bill

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USA gov't shuts down as Senate fails to pass spending bill

The current shutdown is because there were not enough votes in the Senate to pass the CR that would have kept the government open for another short time.

During some past shutdowns, however, some states have paid to keep their national parks open.

The U.S. government may shutdown at midnight on Friday, but this will likely have little to no effect on the nation's all-important cybersecurity activities.

Ford vetoed a funding bill for the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare which resulted in a massive budget conflict.

The House tried to override his veto and failed, forcing a weekend shutdown.

But hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be forced off the job, and some services will go dark.

The Small Business Administration was unable to process about 700 applications for $US140 million ($175 million) in loans until the shutdown ended. The Senate meant to loosen this provision to include abortions in the case of rape or incest. And those donations will continue to go through, even if the shutdown happens.

The House rejected a Senate proposal that would have allowed for Medicaid to cover abortions in certain instances of rape.

Democrats opposed the short-term spending bill because it did not include protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children, or "DREAMers", and also did not address a broad array of other domestic spending priorities. Carter vetoed the bill as well as a public works bill for water projects. However, workers deemed essential stay on the job.

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For about two weeks, federal courts would continue operating normally. The Senate wanted to keep funding in cases of rape, incest, and when the mother's health is in serious harm. But it would have to furlough workers if Congress went weeks before approving new funding.

Reagan warned that he would veto any spending bill that didn't include a portion of his proposed $8 billion in cuts. Cutting taxes is great, but it's also easy. Mostly like, those people will be paid eventually.

After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that all unpaid workers received retroactive pay. The fiscal year that began on October 1 was supposed to start with appropriations in place, but nearly a third of the year is gone with no solution in sight. There are probably some bad programs that are getting funded that shouldn't, too!

Over in the Legislative Branch, the support staff for Congress would be affected. They also reduced foreign aid to Syria and El Salvador. As long as any shutdown is ended before February 1, workers would still get their paycheck at the usual time. That would change if a shutdown drags on. A temporary spending extension was passed. That has to be used for our common defense and our general welfare. House Democrats conceded some of their demands and secured a promise for a vote on their welfare expansion. The military would continue to operate normally, at least in the near term, in the event of a partial government shutdown.

Bush vetoed a deficit reduction package that contained tax increases.

Col. John Thomas, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said the shutdown would not have a significant impact across the Middle East, where U.S. troops are conducting operations against militants in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere, and where the U.S. military has a host of major bases. While Clinton wanted to use Office of Management and Budget data to balance the budget, Republican leaders wanted to use Congressional Budget Office data. Newt Gingrich, then-Speaker of the House, also refused to raise the debt limit, and chaos ensued.

But even though the 60-vote threshold makes it hard for Republicans to pass their priorities, so far, there doesn't seem to be an appetite on either side of the aisle to get rid of the rule.

This shutdown started over the Affordable Care Act.

Employees for non-essential services would be out on furlough, meaning they are locked out of work and receive no pay.

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