Yes, you read it right. U.S. Federal Government is Shuts down from October 1, 2013. Last time there was shut down, it lasted for 21 days (17 years ago). First Big Question : How can a government be shut down and why? Watch this video and you will understand who’s behind the shutdown and why?
Who’s to Blame for US Government Shut down? According to The Guardian : There is one party that is solely to blame for the first government shutdown in 17 years. And it’s the Republican party.
New York Times : A flurry of last-minute moves by the House, Senate and White House late Monday failed to break a bitter budget standoff over President Obama’s health care law, setting in motion the first government shutdown in nearly two decades.The impasse meant that 800,000 federal workers were to be furloughed and more than a million others would be asked to work without pay.
CNN : The game of chicken failed. Neither side blinked. Now millions will pay the price. Americans watched a colossal failure by Congress overnight and the shutdown of their government. For weeks, the House and the Senate blamed and bickered, each claiming they’re standing up for what the public wants. In the end, it led to the one outcome nobody wanted — one that will stop 800,000 Americans from getting paid and could cost the economy about $1 billion a week.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How does shutdown affect you?
- What is the impact on students studying g in USA
- What is the impact on on students appearing for visa interview?
- What happens to my H1B Visa processing?
- What happens to my Green Card Labor Processing?
- Can I do H1B Visa transfer while government is shutdown?
Answers to above questions in next blog post – This is how U.S. Government Shutdown Affects F1 and H1B Visa Holders.