WASHINGTON (WKOW) – Congress misses a midnight deadline for blocking partial government shutdown for the first time in 17 years.
President Obama says military uniformed troops will stay on duty amid the shutdown, ensuring that they will get paid during it. However, civilian employees of the federal government will not receive any more paychecks because they are forced into unpaid furloughs.
The U.S. government shutdown leaves hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks. Officials say some workers are allowed to work a few hours on Tuesday to change voicemail messages or fill out time cards, but they're under strict orders to do no work.
The shutdown could also impact Americans' ability to get government services ranging from federally-backed home loans to supplemental food assistance for children and pregnant women.
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