During previous shutdowns of the United States governments, some agencies and services that were completely closed were the National Parks, Internal Revenue Service and the Small Business Administration. The status of a ... More » Government & Politics US Government

In a government shutdown, important functions of the federal government continue running while the nonessential functions close down. Typically, all government duties that ensure safety, security and protection of the pu... More » Government & Politics US Government

As of October 2014, the last shutdown of the U.S. government was in October 2013. The shutdown lasted 16 days, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, 2013. More » Government & Politics Social Services
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A government shutdown is a situation in which the legislative branch of the United States government fails to adequately account for funding intended for federal agencies and other operational entities. As a result, the ... More » Government & Politics US Government

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