If Congress fails to provide funding for the fiscal year beginning October 1,federal governmentForced to close the doors, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be placed on unpaid leave. Only “essential employees” will remain at work, but will not receive pay for the time being. Faced with a potential shutdown, many government departments have not updated their previous response plans; 2 million troops will be deployed as usual.Department of DefenseNearly half of the 800,000 civilian employees will be placed on unpaid leave; Federal law enforcement officers will remain on duty as usual.
Reuters reported,government shutdownContract contracts previously signed with the military continue to apply, and the Ministry of National Defense can still contract for materials or services necessary to protect national security. But other new contracts or renewals will not be signed; The military may also delay payments to defense contractors like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon Technologies (RTX). The Department of Energy’s Nuclear Security Administration will continue to maintain nuclear weapons.
In terms of law enforcement, according to the Department of Justice’s 2021 contingency plan, federal law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration continue to operate, and prison staff continue to report to work; Aid and other subsidies to local police departments may be delayed.
In terms of the judicial system, federal criminal trials, including the federal government’s prosecution of former President Trump, will continue. But most civil cases will be delayed. Federal court funding to continue through at least Oct. 13; The Supreme Court will also remain open.
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s 2022 contingency plan, Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Coast Guard and the Secret Service will continue to operate.
Most of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection staff and about half of its antitrust division’s staff will be placed on unpaid leave.
In terms of transportation, airport security personnel and flight control personnel will have to work as usual. But take the government shutdown in 2019 as an example. Because air traffic controllers called in sick en masse, some airports had to suspend operations. Some large-scale infrastructure projects may be delayed due to the suspension of environmental impact assessments.
On the diplomatic front, US embassies and consulates abroad will remain open, as per the State Department’s 2022 response plan. Passport and visa processing will continue as long as funds are available; Some foreign aid programs may run out of money.
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