Accession Number PB2014-100138
Title Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects, August 6, 2013.
Publication Date Aug 2013
Media Count 23p
Personal Author C. T. Brass
Abstract When federal agencies and programs lack appropriated funding, they experience a funding gap. Under the Antideficiency Act, they must cease operations, except in certain emergency situations or when law authorizes continued activity. Failure of the President and Congress to reach agreement on interim or full-year funding measures occasionally has caused government shutdowns, the longest of which lasted 21 days, from December 16, 1995, to January 6, 1996. Government shutdowns have necessitated furloughs of several hundred thousand federal employees, required cessation or reduction of many government activities, and affected numerous sectors of the economy. This report discusses the causes, processes, and effects of federal government shutdowns, including potential issues for Congress.
Keywords Antideficiency Act
Budget negotiations
Causes
Congressional reports
Economy
Effects
Federal government
Federal shutdowns
Funding
Government employees
Mandatory spending programs
Processes
Shutdowns
United States


 
Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 70F - Public Administration & Government
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Rept. to Congress.
NTIS Issue Number 1401
Contract Number N/A

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