What's Changing, What's Not, in a Shutdown

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  • Meat Management
  • Airline Complaints Will Have to Wait
  • Air and Land Travel Continues...For Now
  • Furlough For Long?
  • On Active Duty
  • Food Not Supplemented
  • Breakfast, Lunch and SNAP
  • Sluggish Economy
  • Short Shutdown Equals Economic Safety
  • Data in Danger
  • Not All Statistics Affected
  • Passport Hault
  • Passports, Greencards and Visas Still Issued
  • Fewer Loans Approved
  • Business As Usual
  • Delays in New Disability
  • Current Disabilities Unphased
  • Breaking Down the Shutdown
  • Park It
  • Don't Pack Up So Soon
  • Diverting Disability
  • Diversion Doesn't Mean Not Functioning
  • No New Patients
  • Can't Stop Obamacare
  • Farm Not So Fresh

Air and Land Travel Continues...For Now

BUT NOT THIS: Air traffic controllers and many of the technicians who keep air traffic equipment working will remain on the job. Amtrak says it can continue normal operations for a while, relying on ticket revenue, but will suffer without federal subsidies over the longer term. FAA employees who make grants to airports, most Federal Highway Administration workers and federal bus and truck safety inspectors will also stay on the job because they are paid with user fees. Railroad and pipeline safety inspectors will also remain at work.

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