MARIETTA — Almost 600 civilian workers and even more service members in Cobb County will be without a paycheck until Congress finds a solution to its budget debate.
Congress remained in a stalemate Monday afternoon over how to fund the federal government. Republicans want to fund the government without funding Obamacare, while Democrats strongly defend the new government health law.
Midnight was the deadline for Congress to strike a deal.
Without a deal, the government will go into a partial shutdown, sending non-essential workers home and halting non-essential services.