Shutdown Roundup

October 2nd, 2013 at 10:17 am

Who gets hurt by the shutdown? The short answer: lots of folks.  Depending on how long this drags on, we’re talking about students waiting on Pell Grants, low-income mothers and infants who benefit from the WIC nutrition program, elderly Meals on Wheels beneficiaries, and even cancer patients (including kids).  But it’s not just less-advantaged Americans who are effected.  Are you a federal contractor?  Did you want to bring your kids to the Zoo this weekend? If so, buckle up.

I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with news coverage of the effects, big and small, of the shutdown.  Feel free to add links I’ve missed or anecdotes of your own in the comments.

Government Shutdown: Capital Digs In for Long Haul
October 1, 2013
By Janet Hook, Kristina Peterson and Carol E. Lee
Wall Street Journal

Federal government shutdown puts local Meals on Wheels and other nonprofits at risk
October 1, 2013
By Ben Freed
MLive.com (Michigan)

Government shutdown effects hit Hill staff, food
October 1, 2013
By Lucy McCalmot
POLITICO

The shutdown’s effect on federal contractors is a huge source of uncertainty
October 1, 2013
By Brad Plumer
Washington Post Wonkblog

The nine most painful impacts of a government shutdown
October 1, 2013
By Brad Plumer
Washington Post Wonkblog

A small federal contractor on having her biggest client disappear
October 1, 2013
By Lydia DePillis
Washington Post Wonkblog

On Day 1, Parks Close, Workers Stay Home and ‘Panda Cam’ Goes Dark
October 1, 2013
By Michael Shear
New York Times

Workers Pack Up and Head Home
October 1, 2013
By Elizabeth Williamson and Melanie Trottman
Wall Street Journal

The shutdown could prevent kids with cancer from getting treatment
October 1, 2013
By Brad Plumer
Washington Post Wonkblog

Congress gets paid during a shutdown, while staffers don’t. Here’s why.
October 1, 2013
By Brad Plumer
Washington Post Wonkblog

Being a defense contractor during a shutdown: ‘I’m going to go update my resume’
October 1, 2013
By Lydia DePillis
Washington Post Wonkblog

An ‘orderly shutdown’: Set your out-of-office e-mail, and don’t forget to water the plants
October 1, 2013
By Monica Hesse and Lisa Rein
Washington Post

Visiting veterans storm closed war memorials
October 1, 2013
By Michael E. Ruane and Debbi Wilgoren
Washington Post

By dawn’s early light, a city full of aimless tourists and workers
October 1, 2013
By Paul Duggan, Lori Aratani and Dana Hedgpeth
Washington Post

Shutdown Is Pain for Some, Irritant for Most: Closure Hits Federal Employees and Tourist Spots, but a Lingering Impasse Would Reach Wider
October 1, 2013
By Laura Meckler
Wall Street Journal

World Bank sees severe repercussions in shutdown
October 1, 2013
By Nathan Porter
Washington Times

800,000 out of work as US government shuts down
October 1, 2013
Associated Press

10 ways the government shutdown will impact your daily life
October 1, 2013
By Caitlin Dewey
Washington Post, The Fix blog

10 ways a government shutdown will affect your daily life
October 1, 2013
By David Simpson and Saeed Ahmed
CNN

Government shutdown hits home for Bay Area tourists, residents with plans to visit national parks
October 1, 2013
By Mark Gomez, Kristin Bender, Natalie Neysa Alund and Nak Nakaso
San Jose Mercury News

Government shutdown: 14,000 furloughed across New Jersey
October 2, 2013
By Malia Rulon Herman
New Jersey Courier-Post

Government shutdown: How it affects Southern California
October 1, 2013
By Q McCray, Eileen Frere, Leo Stallworth and Leticia Juarez
ABC 7 (California)

Federal shutdown begins to take its toll in Massachusetts
October 2, 2013
By Milton Valencia
Boston Globe

Government Shutdown: WW II Vets Say Feds Should Be Ashamed for Closing Their Memorial
October 2, 2013
By Mark Thompson
TIME, Swampland blog

Search for Idaho hiker hampered as government shutdown enters day two
October 2, 2013
By Matthew DeLuca
NBC News

Shutdown Is Latest Bad News for Military Towns
October 2, 2013
By JEFFREY COLLINS and RUSS BYNUM
Associated Press

Government shutdown forces clinical trial patients to wait
October 2, 2013
By Val Willingham
CNN Health

Housing Recovery Threatened by Government Shutdown
October 2, 2013
By Richard Davies
ABC News

Shutdown may idle non-federal workers next week
October 2, 2013
By Paul Davidson
USA Today

Federal Shutdown Day 1: Preschoolers and Influenza Programs Hit
October 2, 2013
By David Stout
TIME, Swampland blog

Government shutdown 2013: List of services affected
October 2, 2013
ABC 7 (DC)

[Updated 10:28AM]

Federal shutdown, local pain
October 2, 2013
By Keila Torres Occasio
CT Post

Sheriff Minor: Summit County in precarious position with government shutdown
October 1, 2013
By Joe Moylan
Summit Daily (Colorado)

Partial shutdown may hinder California’s rim fire cleanup
October 1, 2013
By Becky Oskin
Fox News

As Politicians Snipe, Government Shutdown Closes Arkansas Parks, Prompts Furloughs
October 1, 2013
By Associated Press

Federal shutdown causes frustration for Iowa taxpayers, government workers, others
October 1, 2013
By William Petroski

Government shutdown hits military academies hard
October 2, 2013
By Libby Nelson
POLITICO

[Updated 11:00AM]

Government shutdown: NY state braces for impacts
October 1, 2013
By Kyle Hughes
The Daily Freeman (New York)

21 surprising effects of the government shutdown you haven’t heard about
October 2, 2013
By Caitlin Dewey
Washington Post, The Fix blog

Shutdown affects nutrition programs, Guard, parks in state
October 1, 2013
By Patrick Marley and Lee Bergquist
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

How the Government Shutdown Affects the Tri-State
October 1, 2013
NBC 4 (New York)

Tourism Imperiled as Shutdown Closes Monuments, Parks and Museums
October 1, 2013
By Tom Risen
US News & World Report

Seven Ways the Government Shutdown Will Hit Women Hardest
October 1, 2013
By Amanda Marcotte
Slate

Shutdown casts doubt on release of monthly jobs report
October 2, 2013
By Josh Hicks
Washington Post, Federal Eye

[UPDATED 12:24PM]

Head Start preschoolers sent home thanks to shutdown
October 1, 2013
By Ned Resnikoff
MSNBC

A long shutdown could slow some mortgage loans
October 1, 2013
By Julie Schmidt
USA Today

Government Shutdown: 9 Million Moms And Babies At Risk As WIC Program Halts
October 2, 2013
By Clare O’Connor
Forbes

Government Shutdown Means Airplane Safety Checks Are Suspended
October 2, 2013
By Andrew Bender
Forbes

Government shutdown hurting U.S. army: general
October 2, 2013
By Adrian Croft
Reuters

[UPDATED 3:15PM]

Government shutdown: Cancellations, delays riipple across U.S.
October 2, 2013
Chicago Tribune

Stock market shaken by shutdown — but debt default would be much worse
October 2, 2013
By Erin McClann
NBC News

Shutdown Jeopardizes National Security, Intelligence Officials Warn
October 2, 2013
By Mike Levine
ABC News

Shutdown Leaves Thousands in DC Area in Limbo
October 2, 2013
By JESSICA GRESKO and BRETT ZONGKER
Associated Press

[UPDATED 4:32PM]

Shutdown Closes 3,200 Preschoolers’ Head Start Programs
October 2, 2013
By Rebecca Ballhaus and Laura Meckler
Wall Street Journal

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3 comments in reply to "Shutdown Roundup"

  1. RaflW says:

    Maybe you can, for ‘comic relief’, also post Jon Stewart’s bit last night showing the Fox News hosts laughing about how they, personally, aren’t feeling any shutdown pain. Because, of course, three rich white people on TV are the barometer of wether the shutdown matters in terms of lost services and access.


  2. Dave Reed says:

    Gotta get income verification from the IRS for most mortgages. Nice hit to the housing market
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101074186


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