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The “minibus” appropriations, or spending bill, that was passed by Congress and is expected to be signed by President Trump, avoids a government shutdown for the moment. The bill is one of three bills – all of which are designed to fund approximately 90% of the U.S. government’s operations through December 7, 2018. However, Congress
President Obama, as well as congressional Democrats and Republicans, are trying to show the American people they take the nation’s financial health seriously. So much so, they are scrambling to reach an agreement on raising the nation’s debt ceiling — the legal limit that Congress may owe — by August 2. Of course, let’s not
[Updated: April 6 – After several weeks under continuing resolutions, a federal government shutdown that begins on Friday, April 8 is increasingly likely. See our updated list of resources to help your company prepare for and deal with a government shutdown.] The spectre of a federal government shutdown has been pushed back from Mar. 4, to

Background on Government Shutdowns

What Is A Government Shutdown? And Why Does It Happen?

People often wonder what is a government shutdown. How can the United States federal government shutdown? Does the entire government stop working? Are there agencies or parts of the government that never shutdown? This article should help provide the answers to those and other questions. Click here to learn more.

Government Shutdown 2017

How and why did the U.S. government shutdown in 2017? Who were the key political players? How significant was the shutdown, and how long did it last? This article seeks to answer those and other questions. Click here to learn more.

Government Shutdown 2013

How and why did the U.S. government shutdown in 2013? Who were the key political players? How significant was the shutdown, and how long did it last? This article seeks to answer those and other questions. Click here to learn more.

Government Shutdown Resources for Government Contractors and Government Employees

Our goal is to provide resources for those impacted by a potential or actual government shutdown. If you have a question, please submit it, and our team will do its best to get you an answer.

How To Prepare Financially For A Government Shutdown (Businesses)

Businesses are always faced with challenges that can impact their operations. However, a government shutdown has the potential to cause massive problems to a company's operational capital. There are instances where in past shutdowns, companies have been forced to lay-off or furlough workers.

This landing page contains articles and tips for businesses to help them prepare financially for a possible shutdown.

How To Prepare Financially For A Government Shutdown (Contractors and Employees)

Most people have limited financial resources to withstand a period of unemployment. Government employees, and some government contractors, are may need to use their savings if the government shutsdown.

What Just Happened To My Job? What Do I Do?

Regardless of how long you have worked for a government agency, a shutdown creates a lot of uncertainty about your job, your paycheck, your future, and what you can and cannot do while the government is shutdown.

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