Factbox: What would happen if the U.S. government shuts down?

Factbox: What would happen if the U.S. government shuts down?

By Deborah Zabarenko

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. government shutdown is possible on October 1, the first day of fiscal 2014, because Congress has so far failed to find a way to pay for it.

A closure would have far-reaching consequences at federal agencies dealing with everything from sending out Social Security checks to collecting admission fees at national parks.

Here is a roundup of some of the impacts: Continue reading “Factbox: What would happen if the U.S. government shuts down?”