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How are you affected during a shutdown? Experts say impact is minimal, unless...

How are you affected during a shutdown? Experts say impact is minimal, unless...

On Monday morning, thousands of government employees and contractors will show up for work, only to be told to go home until the government can find a way to pay them.

Others will still perform jobs considered essential to keep society functioning, but without getting paid.

Those essential employees will ensure everyone in the private sector, state and local governments are able to continue their daily routines as close to normal as possible.

Mail will still get delivered. Social security checks will still get cut, as will other long-term benefits like welfare. The VA will remain open and Air traffic control will continue to land planes safely.

"The military will still go to work. They will not get paid," White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters Friday. "The border will still be patrolled. They will not get paid."

But other functions won't carry on.

Mulvaney promised to keep National Parks open, as opposed to the shutdown in 2013 when they closed. However, no rangers will pick up trash left behind by visitors.

As for when an agreement will be reached, no one knows.

"I wouldn't be surprised if one of the Kardashians or Caitlyn Jenner walked in right now," Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) told ABC15's Trey Paul, when asked about the chaos in Washington.

Some senators on both sides of the aisle are reluctant to vote for another short-term spending bill, called a "continuing resolution" (CR) in government, without addressing issues like children's health insurance and immigration.

"I'm not going to vote for a continuing C-R. We've had four of them," Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said. "They're killing the military, unless we have a short term CR that would require Congress to resolve the issues I just described."

This will be the first shutdown since 2013, when politicians battled over the Affordable Care Act.


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