The government shutdown will mean big changes for military members and veterans


Tell it like it is to Congress!

By Bob Bryan
The federal government shut down at midnight on Saturday as Congress failed to reach a funding bill by the deadline.
The effects of the shutdown will be wide-ranging, with as many as 850,000 of approximately 2.1 million federal employees being placed on furlough, which means they’re placed on a leave of absence and receive no pay.
One of the biggest concerns for Congress and the White House is what the shutdown will do to the military. The Department of Defense released its shutdown contingency plan on Friday, listing what activities are deemed essential, and thus exempted from the shutdown, and which ones are nonessential.
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