Absent a budget agreement, the U.S. government will shut down at midnight tonight (Friday, April 8). Federal agencies are already beginning preparations for potential closures.
Here is information about available resources:
- People looking for assistance during the shutdown or in need of Frequently Asked Questions can visit: www.211.org or call: 211
- Federal employees can visit: http://www.opm.gov/furlough2011/ This link provides information about the potential impact a shutdown would have on federal employees
- Federal agency contingency plans can be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans
- The President’s statement on the ongoing budget talks: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
- What you can expect: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/04/08/government-shutdown-what-to-expect/
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