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If The Government Closes, 'Essential' Employees Would Work

Thu, September 26, 2013 9:06am

Story by Brian Naylor




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Unless Congress and the White House come together on a bill to fund federal agencies, a large part of the government will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 1. If a shutdown occurs, Social Security checks, food stamps and unemployment insurance would not be affected. But some vacation plans could be disrupted.

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