NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With the federal government partially shut down, here’s what we know:
President Donald Trump refused to sign a spending plan unless it has more than $5 billion for a security border wall with Mexico. Without another deal on the table, both houses of Congress adjourned for the night.
How long the partial shutdown lasts is anyone’s guess, but we’ve got a breakdown of what it means locally for everyday life around New York and the Tri-State Area.
WHAT KEEPS WORKING: Essential services like holiday travel and the mail…
- Amtrak rail lines.
- The TSA security at airports.
- The U.S. Post Office.
- Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits will be paid.
WHAT SHUTS DOWN OR DELAYS: Office paperwork processing such as…
- New applications for Social Security, Medicare and unemployment benefits.
- Active military members could have paychecks delayed.
- All national parks would close.
- FHA loans impacted.
In addition, 400,000 federal workers would be expected to keep working without pay at the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol and the Coast Guard. About 380,000 others would be furloughed — essentially given a leave of absence — from such agencies as NASA, the national parks and the IRS.