Do Government Shutdowns Work?


President Obama’s latest attempts to reform immigration policy have Republicans in Congress threatening another government shutdown. What exactly is a government shutdown and why do politicians use it as a political weapon?

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Here is Every Previous Government Shutdown, Why They Happened and How They Ended

Obama Would Veto House GOP Budget Bill

National Priorities Project: Fighting For A U.S. Federal Budget That Works For All Americans
“The vision of democracy is that the federal budget – and all activities of the federal government – reflects the values of a majority of Americans. Yet most people feel that the federal budget does not reflect their values and that the budgeting process is too difficult to understand.”

Text of the Pay Our Military Act
“Making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.”

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