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Don't Discount The Government Shutdown

Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks.
Messangi, who was there with his wife Anika and four children including Eveline, 3, was worried
about his employment. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Sen. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
An employee at Z-Burger in Washington, DC, prepares food during the lunch hour rush October 1,
2013. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks to members of the media during a news
conference in the Capitol on October 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. 3, 2013, in Rockville, Md. 2, 2013,
during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
with National Security Agency Director Gen. The group came to Washington on an honor flight
despite the shutdown of the federal government. Sunday, Oct. U.S. (AP Photo/M. Scott Applewhite)
The U.S. is pursued by reporters after a news conference with the GOP Doctors Caucus to talk about
how the government shutdown is impacting on medical research, Thursday, Oct. Jim Sensenbrenner,
R-Wis., left, and Rep. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Sen. 2, 2013. 2, due to the government shutdown. 1, 2013, Jennifer Li, left, and David Zorn of Los
Angeles prepare a hurried breakfast at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Empire, Mich.
Yet concern is rising that a prolonged shutdown would cause some work at private companies to dry
up and consumers to lose faith in the U.S. Capitol in Washington on October 5, 2013. (AP Photo/J.
(AP Photo/J. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is surrounded by reporters after leaving the office of Senate
Minority Leader Sen. 1, 2013, file photo, people walk near Capitol Hill in Washington. It was an act
of civil disobedience that marked the fact some barriers nor a government shutdown would keep a
group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument erected in their honor. (PAUL J. (AP
Photo/Susan Walsh)
Pedestrians walk past a barricade preventing them from entering the World War II Memorial in
Washington, Wednesday, Oct. He expects the federal government shutdown to make things worse.
10, 2013 as President Barack Obama prepares to meet with top Republican leaders in hopes of
ending an impasse over the nation's borrowing limit and resolving budget disagreements that have
led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. Capitol on October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill. 7, 2013. (BRENDAN
SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman views the Jefferson Memorial from behind barricades in Washington, D.C., on October 1,
2013. 2, 2013. Scott Applewhite)
Protesters for federal workers idled by the government shutdown gather outside the San Antonio
office of U.S. 15, 2013, at the Capitol in Washington. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Cars pass by NASA's Johnson Space Center Tuesday, Oct. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists ride bicycles down the National Mall in Washington, D.C., October 1, 2013, as the first U.S.
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa listens to remarks by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., as they

celebrate the start of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, Tuesday, Oct. 2,
2013. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
The sun rises behind the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Sen. Some privately run campgrounds in New Hampshires White Mountains National Forest will
be forced to close ahead of the lucrative Columbus Day weekend because of the federal government
shutdown, according to the U.S. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s furloughed employee Ralph Randall (C) helps tourists
handing out leaflets with list of open attractions outside a closed museum in Washington, D.C., on
October 2, 2013. Lee Management Services budget office in Petersburg, Va., Wednesday, Oct.
government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to
reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Not only has the NASS stopped putting out
new reports about demand and supply, exports and prices, but all websites with past information
have been taken down. President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are mocking Rep. 2, 2013.
The friends traveled from Las Vegas to see the Grand Canyon unknowing it was shut down. Rep.
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Park Ranger Scott Rolfes locks a gate closing a road over the dam at Saylorville Lake, Tuesday, Oct.
1, 2013 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/J. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. (AP
Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Tourists visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on October 2, 2013, second day
of the federal government shutdown. 8, 2013, at the Capitol in Washington. Koepfler)
In this Oct. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., Sen. 1, 2013, in San Francisco. Nearly 300 people are being
laid off at the park employees of the park and the concessionaire as a result of the federal
government shutdown. Memorial" width="52" height="52"/>U.S. "So far, he's been AWOL," he
added. It was an act of civil disobedience that marked the fact some barriers nor a government
shutdown would keep a group of World War II veterans from visiting the monument erected in their
honor. 8, 2013, in Tusayan, Ariz. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, David Becker)
Leaves begin to change colors in the White Mountain National Forest in Randolph, N.H. The
government shutdown is entering its third week. The impact of the partial federal government
shutdown began to take effect as employees leave their federal jobs.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Akou Messangi is disappointed after being turned away from the Social Security Administration
Card Center due to the partial government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. Scott Applewhite)
Resa Mestel, of New York, reacts after finding the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in
Asheville, N.C., closed due to the government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A US military war veteran visits the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC,
on October 1, 2013. 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. President Barack Obama on Wednesday called
congressional leaders to a White House meeting, providing a glimmer of hope for movement on day
two of a crippling government shutdown. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) speak to members of the media
during a news conference in the Capitol on October 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip
Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (2ndL) speaks while flanked by Sen. (BRENDAN

SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A U.S. Miranda was advised to turn around. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
World War II veterans from the Chicago-area salute as they visit the World War II Memorial in
Washington, Wednesday, Oct. Spencer Green)
US Rep. The site of President Washington's inaugural, Federal Hall is administered by the National
Park Service and is closed as a result of the government shutdown. From left are, Washington Mayor
Vincent Gray, Reid, Sen. Democrats and Republicans are still at a stalemate on funding for the
federal government as the shutdown goes into the fourth day. 2, 2013. Many employees classified as
nonessential have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday.
1, 2013. 1, 2013, near Boulder City, Nev. 15, 2013. The president said he told House Speaker John
Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their priorities, but not under the threat of
"economic chaos." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
U.S. 9, 2013. Treasury Jacob Lew speaks on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington. Rep. 1, 2013 in
Washington. Mary Landrieu, D-La., center, accompanied by Sen. The political crisis gripping
Washington could trigger a 'catastrophic' US debt default, the Treasury warned Thursday, as
America limped into day three of a government shutdown. Dick Durbin (D-IL) during a news
conference about the government shutdown on Capitol Hill October 2, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (AP
Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Sen. President Barack Obama at the White House as the crisis over a U.S. (Photo credit should read
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A U.S. (AP Photo/David J. (AP Photo/The Colorado Springs Gazette, Mark Reis)
Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown outside the federal
building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington,
Thursday, Oct. (AP Photo/J. 7, 2013. The partial government shutdown is in its third week and less
than two days before the Treasury Department says it will be unable to borrow and will rely on a
cash cushion to pay the country's bills. (AP Photo/J. We thought it (the shutdown) was only going to
last a couple of days," said Bob Baker. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Barbara Meador Finster stands in a nearly empty VIP Office Furniture and Supply on Tuesday, Oct.
President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in
the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit
and the partial government shutdown. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Chairs and cubicles are empty at the U.S. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Visitors walk from the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., after being informed that the
building is closed Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Tourists snap photos in front of New York's Federal Hall, Thursday, Oct. Park Police Officer stands
in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on October 1, 2013.

Government partial shutdown. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on October 1, 2013 during the first day
of the federal government shutdown. Scott Applewhite)
The North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is covered in morning sunlight as seen from a
helicopter window, Saturday, Oct. The 150-year-old oceanside icon has been ordered closed
Wednesday by the National Park Service for the duration of the partial government shutdown,
leaving most of the restaurant's 170 employees without work. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
A visitor looks at a model of Alcatraz Island at a loading dock for visitors hoping to visit the island on
Tuesday, Oct. She was told to report to work but had been warned that a call from the park service
would shut the park down. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Federal government employee Amy Fritz (C) speaks during a news conference with Democratic
members of the U.S. Patty Murray (D-WA). President Barack Obama laid the blame for the
government's partial shutdown at the feet of Boehner Thursday, escalating a confrontation that is
running the risk of a potentially damaging clash over the nation's borrowing authority. The political
stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions _ from
informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims _ in limbo from coast to
coast. (AP Photo/J. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., accompanied by Rep. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty
Images)
A visitor takes a picture of a sign announcing the closure of the Fort Point National Historic Site due
to the partial government shutdown on October 1, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo credit
should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stands behind a street sign marking the
agency's entrance, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2013, after announcing to reporters that President Barack
Obama has invited the top leaders in Congress to meet with him at the White House to seek a
solution to the government shutdown crisis. 1, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Ahmed Alaawaj, of Libya, gets his photo taken by Juan Riaz, of Colombia ,at the Grand Canyon
National Park entrance, Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/J. Michelle Bachmann (L),R-MN, greets a US
military war veteran as he arrives to visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in
Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL
SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A vendor, who's main business comes from tourists visiting the national mall and museums around
it, arranges her food truck in Washington, DC, October 3, 2013, during the third day of the federal
government shutdown. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A farmer dumps corn in a grain trailer as he harvests a field, Monday, Oct. Congress was unable to
reach a midnight deadline to keep the government funded, triggering the first government shutdown
in more than 17 years. 2, 2013. Scott Applewhite)
House Democrats rally behind Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, as they tell the
Republican majority they want a vote on reopening the government without clamping any
restrictions on President Barack Obama's health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday,

Oct. 15, 2013, in Washington. 16, 2013 in Washington. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
From left, Rep. 9, 2013. The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving
federal government functions - from informational websites, to national parks, to processing
veterans' claims - in limbo from coast to coast. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks at a press
conference on the government shutdown October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. 1, 2013. (Photo by Win
McNamee/Getty Images)
Maj. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington,
Thursday, Oct. The U.S. The Grand Canyon remains closed to visitors because of the partial
government shutdown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A man peers through a window as people came and went from the Social Security Administration
Card Center building after being turned away for certain services due to the partial government
shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
In this aerial photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, participants aboard a portion of the
100 boats protesting the closure of Everglades National Park waters is seen Wednesday, Oct. (AP
Photo/Alex Brandon)
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., walks to the floor during a vote at the Capitol in
Washington, Monday, Oct. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on October 1, 2013 urging congress to pass
the budget bill. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in
Washington, Tuesday, Oct. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
A sign in the lobby of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California warns
visitors that the library is closed due a government shutdown, October 2, 2013 (ROBYN
BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
An information booth remains closed in the Angeles National Forest on October 2, 2013 in the San
Gabriel Mountains, northeast of Los Angeles, California. Senate to highlight the impact of the
federal government partial shutdown on government workers in the National Capital Region and
across the country in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 2, 2013 in
Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
A protestor holds a sign against the government shutdown in front of the U.S. 9, 2013. government
is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill. (Photo by Chip
Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (C) is surrounded by aides and reporters as he leaves a
news conference about the government shutdown at the U.S. 3, 2013, on Hill Capitol Hill in
Washington. The US Park Service opened the area to the veterans who are brought to Washington to
visit and reflect at their memorials. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL

SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Leonor Ramus holds a sign at the door to the San Antonio office of U.S. (AP Photo/J. Speaker of the
House John Boehner speaks at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2013, following a
press conference by U.S. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: U.S. Time growing desperately short, House Republicans pushed
for passage of legislation late Tuesday to prevent a threatened Treasury default, end a 15-day partial
government shutdown and extricate divided government from its latest brush with a full political
meltdown. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
U.S. Franklin)
From right, Sen. Park Police officer ties police tape to a hand rail closing access to the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal
efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and
workplace accidents to tracking the flu. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., right, and others, gestures during a
news conference with small business owners about the impact the government shutdown is having
on their business, Thursday, Oct. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, works with traders at his post on the floor of the New York Stock
Exchange Monday, Oct. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L), Sen. 7, 2013, near Clear Lake, Iowa. Capitol
October 8, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The website to the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis announces it will be
unavailable until further notice due to the Federal government shutdown as seen on a laptop
computer in in Los Angeles on October 1, 2013. The impact of the partial federal government
shutdown began rippling across Ohio on Tuesday, with a national military museum and national park
closing and thousands of federal employees going on furlough. Veterans groups continue to visit the
various war memorials even though they have been shuttered by the government shutdown.
President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government's partial shutdown at the feet of House
Speaker John Boehner on Thursday, escalating a confrontation that is running the risk of a
potentially damaging clash over the nation's borrowing authority. Finster says sales this year have
been slowed by tight Army budgets at neighboring Fort Stewart, and she expects the government
shutdown to make things even more painful. Scott Applewhite)
Reporters wait outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill on Monday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York.
(Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Sen. 2, 2013, in St. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
A tour operator uses a megaphone to announce that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to a
government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe)
K3 Enterprises President Brian Kent answers emails at his desk on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in
Houston. The president thanked workers at the FEMA for doing their jobs under "less than optimal
circumstances" during the government shutdown. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
A shutdown sign is seen as tourists take picture of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C, on
October 2, 2013, second day of the federal government shutdown. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L), U.S.
National Parks Service, is closed to visitors due to government shutdown. 1, 2013, in San Francisco.

John Boehner, R-Ohio, pumps his fist as he walks past reporters after a meeting with House
Republicans on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Matt York)
The Grand Canyon National Park entrance is blocked off, Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin,
Pool)
A notice advising visitors that the American Cemetery is closed due to the partial shutdown of the
U.S. Dozens of veterans barricaded outside the closed World War II Memorial because of the
government shutdown were escorted past the barriers Tuesday by members of Congress so they
could see the monument. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

US Park Rangers place barricades in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. 2, 2013, to protest
the partial shutdown of the government. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
The parking lot at the Forest Supervisor's headquarters at the Tonto National Forest is gated,
Tuesday, Oct. John Thune (R-SD) (2nd-L) and Sen. 1, 2013, that leads to the Martin Luther King, Jr.
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A government employee steps out of an opening in a door at Castle Clinton National Monument in
lower Manhattan, Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/J. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
The U.S. government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last
night. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, left, shakes hands with 97-year-old Army World War II veteran Jesse
Cook as he arrives to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. (AP
Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)
A United States Forest Service padlock locks the gate at the Dolly Copp campground picnic area in
Gorham, N.H. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
A closure sign is seen as US military war veterans visit the World War II Memorial on the National
Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. Scott Applewhite)
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, is followed by reporters as he leaves Capitol Hill,
Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/J. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores)
A security guard calms a crowd waiting outside the Social Security Administration Card Center
building after they were turned away due to the partial government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 16,
2013, in Washington. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. 2, 2013. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., left, Sen. 2,
2013, where he took questions on President Barack Obama's meeting with financial services leaders
regarding the debt ceiling and the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
National Zoological Park Police Officer Will Jones directs visitor Miguel Miranda and his family of
Mexico at the entrance of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, Tuesday, Oct.
(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Senate Minority Leader Sen. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney answers a reporter's question at the White House in
Washington, Tuesday, Oct. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C.,
October 2, 2013, on the second day of the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
World War II veterans visit the World War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in
Washington. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Chris Cox of Mount Pleasant, S.C., pushes a cart near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,
Wednesday, Oct. U.S. George Miller (D-CA) addresses supporters of the Head Start Program during
a rally to call for an end to the partial federal government shut down and fund the comprehensive
education, health and nutrition service for low-income children and their families outside the U.S.
Capitol is seen at sunrise in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2013, on the eighth day of the government
shutdown. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
U.S. The US government shut down for the first time in 17 years on October 1 after lawmakers failed
to reach a budget deal by the end of the fiscal year. Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks to
the media after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John
Boehner at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 2, 2013, on the second day of the
government shutdown. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Sen. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
U.S. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Edie Williams of Columbia Md., holds her sign for passing traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue in
Washington, Wednesday, Oct. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)
Shiloh National Park Superintendent John Bundy checks on the progress of closure preparations at
Shiloh National Military Park Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Shiloh, Tenn. Hundreds of thousands of
government workers have been furloughed during the government shutdown as the House of
Representatives and Senate remain gridlocked over funding the federal government. Charles
Schumer (D-NY) talks to reporters about the government shutdown at the U.S. 1, 2013. Louie
Gohmert (R-Texas)" width="52" height="52"/>U.S. (AP Photo/J. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
A procession of boats are towed up the Las Vegas Strip protesting the closure of the Lake Mead
National Recreation Area on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2013. National Parks Service, is closed to visitors due
to government shutdown. "It's been nothing but a ghost town at every park we've been too. (AP
Photo/J. John Boehner, R-Ohio, pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 2,
2013. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks with reporters following a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington,
Wednesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The Capitol Dome is reflected in the Capitol Reflecting Pool at sun rise, on Capitol Hill in
Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. Threat returned from active duty in
Afghanistan in July. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Trader Kevin Lodewick, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct.
1, 2013, during an event with other lawmakers and people whose lives have been impacted by lack
of health insurance, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. 6, 2013, photo provided by CBS News
U.S. Sen. The Vermont National Guard says 450 of its employees are being furloughed as part of the
federal government shutdown. Post Office letter carrier Jacob Ribald peeks into the window of the
Bureau of Land Management office on Tuesday, Oct. Park Rangers stand at the closed gate to Joshua

Tree National Park, in Joshua Tree, California on October 2, 2013, the second day of the U.S. Capitol
is seen as a partial government shutdown enters its third week, in Washington. The Lincoln
Memorial is in the background. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
People walk away from the Cliff House after learning that it was closed due to a partial government
shutdown Wednesday, Oct. The Wisconsin veteran hasnt let the federal shutdown shut her down.
Since then, shes been in the Army Reserve and working as a civilian at Fort McCoy in central
Wisconsin _ until last week when she was furloughed. is the only city in the country where residents
are worried that their local government won't be able to provide basic services during the shutdown.
government shutdown in New York, October 1, 2013. 1, 2013, outside the John Weld Peck Federal
Building in Cincinnati. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., left, make their way through the crowd after
joining Senate Democrats outside the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Ross D.
Monument" width="52" height="52"/>A U.S. The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday
left many federal workers uncertain of their financial future, with many facing unpaid furloughs or
delays in paychecks. government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff deepens on the 8th day of the
shutdown. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 2, 2013, on the
second day of the government shutdown. 1, 2013, in Fort Lee, Va. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) (R) talks to
a military veteran at the World War II Memorial during a government shutdown October 1, 2013 in
Washington, D.C. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman reads a notice of closure on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration internet
site from Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama was making plans to talk with Republican
lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their
deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown. government shutdown
and debt ceiling standoff deepens on the 8th day of the shutdown. (Photo credit should read JEWEL
SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
Robert Cordell bags food at the Fort Lee Commissary on Tuesday, Oct. explaining the park's closure
due to the government shutdown Tuesday morning. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. Secretary of Defense
Chuck Hagel listens on speaker phone during a conversation with Deputy Secretary of Defense
Ashton Carter and other senior Defense Department officials about the U.S. 14, 2013. Eric Cantor,
R-Va., left, looks on as Speaker of the House Rep. (AP Photo/Jae C. 16, Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct.
Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to his office after arriving on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2013.
Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 surviving spouses and dependents will see pension payments
stopped. government shutdown, at his hotel in Seoul, South Korea on Tuesday Oct. Westmoreland"
width="52" height="52"/>Rep. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Washington Monument is seen behind a chain fence in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.
Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute
over Obama's signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some 800,000 federal
workers off the job. House of Representatives John Boehner following, an U.S. Mitch McConnell, RKy., walks to the Senate floor after agreeing to the framework of a deal to avoid default and reopen
the government on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/Getty Images)
Tourists visit the U.S. 1, 2013. Also pictured are Sen. The U.S. (Photo by Chris Maddaloni/Getty
Images)
Rep. The 150-year-old oceanside icon has been ordered closed Wednesday by the National Park
Service for the duration of the shutdown, leaving most of the restaurant's 170 employees without

work. 3, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)


House Majority Leader Rep. Cox has worked at least 100 hours, since he started eight days ago.
Cornyn said the partial federal government shutdown cannot end without President Barack Obama
sitting down with congressional Republicans."What he needs to do is to roll up his sleeves," Cornyn
said. government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed
to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship.(KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Temporary fencing around the World War II Memorial prevents people from entering the monument
on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C. James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Mitch
McConnell, R-Ken., on Capitol Hill on Monday, Oct. Metro Station" width="52" height="52"/>PETA
interns Katie Lopynski (R) and Wendy (no last name given) stand outside a deserted Federal
Triangle Metro station on the 2nd day of a U.S. Capitol in Washington on October 5, 2013, the fifth
day of the government shutdown. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks to a meeting with Senate Minority
Leader Sen. A partial government shutdown, caused by a budget impasse in Congress, has forced
the closure of public sites including the nation's national parks. U.S. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. federal government hangs from the gates of the cemetery in Suresnes, west of Paris, Tuesday
Oct. 1, 2013, in Hinesville, Ga. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A U.S. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters display placards during a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington on
October 1, 2013 urging Congress to pass the budget bill. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Protesters demonstrate outside the offices of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Tuesday, Oct. (AP
Photo/Tony Dejak)
A plane taxis past the Vermont Air National Guard hangar at the Burlington International Airport on
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. economy. 1, 2013 in Minneapolis. 14, 2013 in Washington.
He said that hes not there to point fingers, "my message is simple, lets get together and help."
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Sen. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Sunrise at the U.S. John Cornyn (R-TX) (R), Sen. Franklin)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sen. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Washington, Mayor Vincent Gray, right, Del. A spokesperson for the U.S. Time is growing short for
Congress to prevent a threatened Treasury default and stop a partial government shutdown. (AP
Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
World War II veteran Norman Ring of Greenwood, Mo., is pushed by Tom Loy as they visit the World
War II Memorial in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. Some 800,000 federal workers deemed
nonessential were staying home again Wednesday in the first partial government shutdown since the
winter of 1995-96. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday,
Oct. (AP Photo/Ross D. About 800,000 federal workers are being forced off the job in the first
government shutdown in 17 years, suspending most nonessential federal programs and services.

Sen. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Dean J. government shutdown. 2, 2013, before the Senate
Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Ben Cardin (DMD) and Sen. 9, 2013. 1, 2013, in Saylorville, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)
U.S. 7, 2013, in Chicago. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Fay Wagstaff, right, and her mother Fernanda Wagstaff of El Paso, Texas., sit outside the closed
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Charles
Dharapak)
White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in
Washington, Monday, Oct. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Sen. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) (C) leaves after a press conference on
negotiations with House Republicans on the government shutdown on Capitol Hill October 2, 2013
in Washington, D.C. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)" width="52" height="52"/>With the government shutdown
still unresolved, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., leaves the chamber at the end the day,
Saturday, Oct. (AP Photo/The Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski )
With her rolling backpack and bags in hand, Bronwyn Hogan, an employee of the U.S. (AP Photo/
Evan Vucci)
Eighth-grade students from Highland Middle School in La Grange, Ill., take photos as they visit the
Capitol in Washington, Monday morning, Oct. James Clyburn (D-SC); House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi (D-CA); and Rep. The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with
no sign of a way out after a White House conversation between President Barack Obama and top
congressional leaders seemed only to harden the stances of Democrats and Republicans. 2, 2013 in
Washington, to discuss the budget battle. Richard Burr, R-N.C. Carney said that the Obama
administration plans to release data on health insurance signups through Affordable Care Act
exchanges on a monthly basis. Some campgrounds in New Hampshires White Mountains National
Forest will be forced to close ahead of the lucrative Columbus Day weekend because of the federal
government shutdown, according to the U.S. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Rep. 15, 2013, in Washington. Speaker of the House Rep. Kent said his military consulting company
rapidly grew until two years ago when mandatory budget cuts created uncertainty. Alcatraz Island,
which is part of the U.S. 14, 2013, as a partial government shutdown enters its third week. 3, 2013.
15, 2013 as the it remained closed due to the partial government shutdown. Veterans groups
continue to visit the various war memorials even though they have been shuttered by the
government shutdown. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A protester displays a placard as he joins others in a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in
Washington, DC, October 3, 2013, urging congress to end the federal government shutdown. stands
on the Senate steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., taks on
his phone just off the Senate floor following lunch with fellow Democrats, at the Capitol in
Washington, Tuesday, Oct. John Cornyn (R-Texas)" width="52" height="52"/>In this photo provided
by CBS News, Sen. Sen. David Ake)
The White House is seen behind a stop sign in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. The Republicanrun House has rejected an effort by Democrats to force a quick end to the partial government
shutdown. 16, 2013 in Washington. 15, 2013, in West Chester, Ohio. 2, 2013. 1, 2013, in Fort Lee,
Va. Forest Service. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) after the Senate Republican policy luncheon, on Capitol

Hill, October 1, 2013 in Washington D.C. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)


Tourists family walk in front of the closed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on October 2,
2013, second day of the federal government shutdown. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on October 2, 2013, on the
second day of the federal government shutdown. 9, 2013. 9, 2013, to urge House Speaker John
Boehner of Ohio, and other House Republicans, to break the impasse on a funding bill and stop the
government shutdown that is now in its second week. 14, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan
Vucci)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2ndR), speaks while flanked by Sen. (Photo by
Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday,
Oct. Scott Applewhite)
As the federal government shutdown continues, Tory Anderson, right, with her kids Audrey, 7, and
Kai, 3, of Goodyear, Ariz., join others as they rally for the Alliance of Retired Americans to end the
shutdown in front of the Social Security Administration offices on Wednesday, Oct. Hundreds of
thousands of government workers have been furloughed during the government shutdown as the
House of Representatives and Senate remain gridlocked over funding the federal government. 8,
2013, as the partial government shutdown enters its second week with no end in sight. Carney
opened with remarks on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki's testimony on Capitol Hill
regarding veterans benefits and the partial government shutdown. Coast Guard boat goes by
Alcatraz Island on Tuesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. 1, 2013, as the zoo is closed due to the government shutdown. Capitol is
seen behind an area closed for restoration sign on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Oct.
16, 2013, in Washington. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters display placards during a demonstration in front of the U.S. 2, 2013. Scott Applewhite)
Edward Swetish of Helena, Mont., a WWII veteran, poses for a photograph in front of a statue of
President Roosevelt at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Monday, Oct. (AP Photo/Danny
Johnston)
A man walks past a sign on the doors of historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta notifying
visitors that the church is closed because of the government shutdown, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in the
Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Furloughed government union workers demonstrate on the side of Constitution Avenue October 2,
2013 in Washington, D.C. Rep. 15, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty
Images)
Furloughed government union workers demonstrate on the side of Constitution Avenue October 2,
2013 in Washington, D.C. The stock market is opening sharply lower as the U.S. Veterans groups
continue to visit the various war memorials even though they have been shuttered by the
government shutdown. 16, 2013, in Washington. 6, 2013. (PAUL J. Congressional members opened
up the barricades of the memorial again and welcomed veteran groups to visit, most of them came
on Honor Flights from around the country, on the second day of the government shutdown. 2, 2013.

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the
White House in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2013, as the crisis over a U.S. By a 227-197 vote
Wednesday, the House rejected a move by Democrats aimed at forcing an immediate vote to reopen
the government without clamping any restrictions on President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP
Photo/Susan Walsh)
Chris Cox of Mount Pleasant, S.C., rakes leaves near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,
Wednesday, Oct. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
A group of art students take up the staircase of the National Art Gallery as it is closed due to Federal
government shutdown in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Sen. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A couple on a motorcycle ride past a sign posted at the Angeles National Forest announcing the
recreation facility area closed on October 2, 2013 in the mountains north of Los Angeles, California,
on the second day of the U.S. The U.S. . Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi of Calif., walk out of the West Wing of the White House to speak with reporters following their
meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, Tuesday, Oct. Farmers and
livestock producers use the reports put out by the National Agriculture Statistics Service to make
decisions such as how to price crops, which commodities to grow and when to sell them as
well as track cattle auction prices. Ryan Burke scans the nearly empty shelves in the meat section at
the Fort Carson Commissary in Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2013, in San Antonio. (AP
Photo/ Jeff Barnard, Filer)
Protesters display placards during a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington on
October 1, 2013 urging Congress to pass the budget bill. He said D.C. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty
Images)
Lloyd Blankfein (R), Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, and Brian Moynihan (L), CEO of Bank of
America, exit the West Wing to speak to the media after attending a meeting of the Financial
Services Forum with U.S. Hogan and other federal employees were forced to go on furlough due to
the partial federal government shutdown.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Furloughed federal employees leave the federal offices in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. (AP
Photo/Al Behrman)
On a cross -country driving tour of national parks, Mary and Bob Barker from New Jersey take a few
pictures of the closed gate of Mount Rainier National Park in Washington on Oct. (Photo by Chip
Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Visitors to Independence National Historical Park are reflected in the window of the closed building
housing the Liberty Bell, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/J. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty
Images)
White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks at the daily press briefing at the White House in
Washington, Wednesday, Oct. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman buys a copy of the New York Daily News, featuring Speaker of the U.S. 9, 2013. National
Park Service said it is technically illegal to use the mall. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., center, and
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left, make their way through a crush of reporters on

Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)


White House press secretary Jay Carney briefs reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the
White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters display placards during a demonstration in front of the US Capitol in Washington on
October 1, 2013 urging Congress to pass the budget bill. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth
Flores)
Furloughed federal employes demonstrate in view of a shuttered Independence Hall at
Independence National Historical Park Tuesday, Oct. Luis Construction, which specializes in asphalt
manufacturing, concrete paving, and roadway reconstruction, Thursday, Oct. (SAUL
LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. arrives for a news conference about the ongoing budget fight, Thursday, Oct. Park Police
Officers yell at a biker while closing the Martin Luther King Jr. 2, 2013, in St. 1, 2013 because of the
government shutdown. The U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)