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What is affected by the "partial shutdown?"

Dittohead not!

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12:05pm ET - Here’s what is impacted during this shutdown.

Federal agencies get their funding from 12 appropriations bills, and only five of those have been enacted for the current fiscal year. That means funding for agencies covered by seven of those appropriations bills has now lapsed.

Those appropriations titles (which represent roughly one-fourth of the $1.3 trillion federal discretionary budget) are:

  • Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies;
  • Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies;
  • Financial Service and General Government;
  • Homeland Security;
  • Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies;
  • State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and
  • Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

But, Congress isn't totally dysfunctional. It can still act on such matters of great importance as the CURD act.

While it hasn’t announced any votes yet, the House may take up the CURD Act― a bill that’d create a legal definition of “natural cheese” ― after the Rules Committee passed a rule structuring debate around the bill whenever it's brought up.

Shutdowns are so stupid.

Costing taxpayers more money in an attempt to cost taxpayers more money on a useless structure...

And remember many of those okay with all this were screaming like Banshees every minute of everyday Obama was President that he was “spending like a drunken sailor”.

They are never to be listened to ever again on the subjects of spending and deficits.
Has anyone here checked to see whether the executive office of the White House is among the gov't units having no active/current spending authorization?
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