Government shutdown begins; Senate expected to reject latest House proposal
(Source: Washington Post, October 1, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. government began to shut down for the first time in 17 years early Tuesday, after a Congress bitterly divided over President Obama’s signature health-care initiative failed to reach agreement to fund federal agencies.
Thousands of government workers arrived at federal office buildings to clean off their desk, set out-of-office e-mail messages and make whatever arrangements were necessary so they could stay off the job indefinitely.
Full story: Washington Post
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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