TIME TICKING: Government Shutdown On Friday @ Midnight? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

TIME TICKING: Government Shutdown On Friday @ Midnight?

KHQ.COM - Millions of Americans have something to say about the possible government shutdown this Friday at midnight. The Obama administration is telling federal agencies to give employees detailed information about contingency plans if the government shuts down.

Jeffrey Zients of the Office of Management and Budget says administration officials held a conference call with agency heads Thursday morning. He says officials instructed agencies to tell
their employees which services will remain open and which employees will be furloughed.

Midnight Friday is the deadline for lawmakers to reach an agreement to keep funding the government at full levels to avoid a partial shutdown.

Zients says the impact on the economy of even a short shutdown
could be "relatively significant."

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