Why Hunger, which operates the National Hunger Hotline, said the shutdown will freeze distribution of food to millions of elderly, pregnant women, young children and others.
The White House’s budget office has notified federal agencies that the government is shutting down Tuesday, after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a temporary spending plan.
According to a Marist poll released Monday, 23 percent of registered voters nationwide consider themselves to be supporters of the Tea Party.
The countdown to a government shutdown is on, with the deadline just 25 hours away.
In a wide-ranging interview on “CBS Sunday Morning,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie characterized himself as a “fighter,” who is “willing to mix it up to defend his or her point of view.”
The stage is set for a partial government shutdown Tuesday morning. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers could be furloughed, including many in the Tri-State Area, and services cut unless a last-minute deal is struck.
Pundits say if House Republicans shut down government public anger could affect local elections in New York City and also Nassau County, where Republican County Executive Ed Mangano is in a tough rematch with Tom Suozzi.
Cuomo says the near shutdown of the federal government last week is in stark contrast to the bipartisan success seen recently in Albany.
President Barack Obama said a last-minute deal Friday with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because “Americans of different beliefs came together.”
Taxpayers in the Tri-State Area still expecting a refund check in the mail from Uncle Sam may have to wait a bit longer.
In New York City, where roughly 10 percent of revenue comes from Washington, thousands of locally-based federal workers would be furloughed.
Schumer told reporters that letting it happen would be a disaster not just for federal workers, but retirees, veterans and anyone else getting federal checks.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he expects a bloody fight over his upcoming budget, but not a state government shutdown.