As government shutdown looms, here's some of what may be affected
As the deadline of Monday midnight looms for the government to avert a shutdown, compromise seems unlikely.
A back-and-forth battle between the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate has reached a standstill, as Senate Democrats decided Sunday not to take up a measure approved in the early morning hours by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives that ties funding for government agencies to a one-year delay of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.
And in a sign that lawmakers might be resigned to a shutdown, the House unanimously approved a bill to keep paying U.S. soldiers in the event the government runs out of money Oct. 1, the start of the new fiscal year.
Here are a few ways the shutdown would have an impact:
Non-essential workers may be furloughed and ordered to stay home without pay. According to WNYC there are about 100,000 civilian federal workers in New York and New Jersey, but it's unknown how many of those would be deemed non-essential.
Benefits in these programs would not be interrupted, though there may be delays in dealing with new applications.
Active duty personnel would not be affected, though some of the Department of Defense's civilian workers may be furloughed.
Federal prisons would not be affected.