Impact Of The Federal Government Shutdown On Americans
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The ripple effects of the partial federal government shutdown are being felt across the country. In response, Republicans have attempted to pass individual bills that would reopen a handful of popular departments and agencies. But Democrats have resisted, saying it is not a viable way to govern. Meanwhile, some federal employees are working without a paycheck. The National Institutes of Health continues to enroll critically ill patients, but at a dramatically reduced pace. Small businesses cannot get government-backed loans. And private companies near national parks see a dramatic drop in customers. Diane and her guests discuss the impact of a shuttered federal government on Americans.
columnist, The Wall Street Journal and director, American Communities Project at American University.
writer, The GovBeat Blog at The Washington Post.
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governor, New Hampshire.