Tuesday’s potential government shutdown: Who gets paid, who doesn’t and what’s going to close | Politics | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

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Tuesday’s potential government shutdown: Who gets paid, who doesn’t and what’s going to close | Politics | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Who will be affected? More than 783,000 government employees will be furloughed, according to CNN. Other estimates put that number closer to 1 million.

The Postal Service will keep running, as will the military, the Food Safety and Inspection Service and the FDA; and Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Taxes will still be collected.

The government would still pay out unemployment benefits and the federal school lunch program would be subsidized, from excess funds from the previous fiscal year, through October, according to USA Today.

SNAP would still operate, though there would be no money to pay the administrative costs of WIC. State funds may supplement this, however.

The National Park Service, however, will close immediately and for the duration of the shutdown; as will all public museums, such as the Smithsonian. The State Department said it has some money outside of what is appropriated from Congress, so its consulates and passport-issuing functions will keep operating … up to a point.

By late October, the Department of Veteran Affairs said it will run out of money for the pension and compensation checks it issues to more than 3.6 million veterans. The House has passed a separate bill that will pay for active-duty and reserve military.

NASA, the EPA and the Departments of Labor, Commerce and the Interior will have the highest percentage of their employees furloughed, according to The New York Times.

Every member of Congress, and the president, will still be paid.

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