Last minute work as shutdown looms
WASHINGTON- House Republicans are expected to discuss more legislation dealing with funding the government Monday night as a shutdown nears.
It could be the first in 17 years. The deadline is midnight.
"There side thinks it is good that bureaucrats run our life; our side thinks 'heck, it should be the American people,'" Congressman Bill Cassidy told WBRZ News 2 via Skype hours before 800,000 federal employees will be furloughed.
Services will also be put on hiatus, including National Parks, passport processing, and some veteran services.
"A shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real people right away," President Obama said. "It would throw a wrench into the gears of our economy at a time when those gears have gained some traction."
The president signed legislation ensuring military will get paid during any government shutdown about an hour before the shutdown begins. He and members of Congress will also be paid during the shutdown while many other workers will not.
In the Capital City region, Cat Island - a popular hunting destination- will be closed Tuesday if the shutdown happens. October 1st is the first day of bow hunting season, and the location is popular among hunters.
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