29 Sep '13, 12pm

#GOP out to cripple our #military. A government shutdown would affect public quickly, widely

#GOP out to cripple our #military. A government shutdown would affect public quickly, widely

Those are among the effects that the public probably will notice first if federal agencies start shutting down Tuesday because Congress has failed to pass a bill to provide money for the new fiscal year. Agencies began disclosing their contingency plans Friday, and the announcements immediately became part of the partisan back-and-forth over whether the government will shut down and who is to blame. Unlike some other Washington budget battles, the impact of a shutdown would quickly become visible. Approximately half the government's civilian workforce, about 1.2 million employees, is expected to face furloughs. The Pentagon would have to stop paying service members, although they would still be required to report to duty. The first paychecks that would not be issued — if a shutdown lasted long enough — would be the ones due on Oct. 15, said Undersecretary of Defense Robert...

Full article: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-shutdown-furlough-201...

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Government shutdown would close EPA, too

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Full coverage of the #shutdown from @starsandstripes -- How military pay, family programs and veterans…

Full coverage of the #shutdown from @starsandst...

stripes.com 01 Oct '13, 5pm

Europe bases suspending work as shutdown begins Department of Defense employees across the globe began suspending their wo...