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Frequently asked questions about the government shutdown

Frequently asked questions about the government shutdown

Congress has failed to fund the federal government and has shut it down. Federal employees are instructed to report to work and will be sent home when they arrive on Tuesday. Additionally, government services will be suspended. Here's a look at how shutdown would affect you: How did we get here? The simple answer is politics. The government is operating under a spending bill that expires when the new fiscal year begins on Tuesday. Democrats want a bill to fund government at current levels through the end of the year that is free of policy changes. Republicans view the must-pass legislation as an opportunity to to undercut the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. What...

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