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Things in our Nations Capitol have come to a stand-still. The government shutdown this morning at midnight after lawmakers  in the Senate could not come to an agreement on a spending bill. This is the first shutdown that our nation has seen since 2013. 

Here is exactly how this shutdown will affect you( Via CNN)

Who’s affected by the government shutdown?

  • 700,000 undocumented immigrants who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be affected, as there’s currently no fix in place ahead of the March 5 deadline
  • 9 million children who are under the Children’s Health Insurance Program — whose parents usually earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private health coverage — will have less certainty about the future of their health care
  • About 1.3 million active-duty military will be expected to work potentially without pay. The military is currently paid through February 1.
  • In the 2013 government shutdown, about 850,000 government employees were furloughed each day — and there could be a similar number this time around
  • 1.87 million civilian government workers could be exempt from furlough — including the workers at the Transportation Security Administration and food safety inspectors, border patrol officers and federal prison guards
  • Up to 417 national park sites could be closed, though the Trump administration is going to “try to allow limited access wherever possible,” Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift told CNN
  • 19 Smithsonian museums could be closed

But were you really surprised that the shutdown happened?

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