U.S. Government is Too Big to Shut Down Completely
As the U.S. House and Senate continued their down-to-the-wire game of chicken Monday, government departments dusted off and updated their contingency plans in preparation for what threatened to be the first shutdown in nearly two decades should neither side give on a continuing resolution to fund federal programs after 12:01 a.m. (EDT) Tuesday, the dawn of fiscal 2014.
Since the federal government is too big to close, no department would be looking at a complete lockout.
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