Impact of The Government Shutdown

Last week, President Trump announced a short-term deal with Congressional leaders to fund the government through Feb. 15, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history. During the 35-day period, 800,000 federal workers were furloughed, with many forced to take second jobs to support themselves. The shutdown affected nine departments: Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, as well as several agencies. According to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the shutdown cost the economy $11 billion, including a permanent $3 billion loss . From national parks and small businesses to food inspections and science, here's the political and economic impact of the shutdown explained.

Impact of The Government Shutdown