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How govt shutdown has impacted United States

New Delhi: As the US government shutdown  entered the second day , US  lawmakers went home without finding a way to end the shutdown Americans braced themselves for a prolonged closure.The United States federal government

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 02, 2013 14:20 IST ]
how govt shutdown has impacted united states
how govt shutdown has impacted united states

New Delhi: As the US government shutdown  entered the second day , US  lawmakers went home without finding a way to end the shutdown Americans braced themselves for a prolonged closure.







The United States federal government entered a shutdown on October 1, 2013. It is the first U.S. federal government shutdown since the shutdown of 1995 and 1996.

The shutdown was a result of political conflicts among Democratic President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives; specifically, the House's refusal to fund government operations without delays or changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Because Congress failed to avert a shutdown, 800,000 federal employees have been told to stay home. The White House estimates that a one-week shutdown could cost the US economy $10 billion.

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