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A government shutdown is averted for now with a temporary funding bill. What happens in a shutdown?

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown would have disrupted many services that Americans rely on and squeezed federal workers. Social Security checks would have still gone out, but other government functions would have been severely curtailed. Late Saturday, Congress averted a crisis by passing a temporary funding bill to keep federal agencies open until Nov. 17. If no deal was in place by Sunday, federal agencies would have ceased all actions deemed nonessential, and many of the federal government’s roughly 2 million employees, as well as 2 million active-duty military troops and reservists, wouldn’t have been paid, among many other disruptions to government services.

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