All of America has their eyes trained on Washington as members of the Government attempt to avoid the first government shutdown in over 17 years. According to a September 30 tweet posted on Twitter by CNN, President Barack Obama promises that some of the most important government services will continue even if there is a shutdown.
According to CNN, President Obama has announced that Social Security, Medicare, the U.S. mail, and national security operations will continue whether or not the government shuts down.
Reports indicate that the battle started when the House passed a short-term funding bill that would eliminate the federal funding needed to implement President Obama's signature health care reforms. Now it seems politicians are unwilling to compromise, which could lead to the government shutting down at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday.
The last government shutdown was during the Clinton administration, and it lasted 21 days. The shutdown went on from December 16, 1995, through January 5, 1996.
Even though some of the basic government services like the mail will continue, there is a very long list of things that will come to a halt if a compromise isn't reached. You can find a complete list of what will close on CNN.com.
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