What a government shutdown would mean for St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – An escalating budget battle and the possibility of a government shutdown deadline is just three days away. On Friday the action was in the Senate. They cut off debate on the continuing resolution; the temporary spending plan to keep the government operating until November 15th. Republican backed language de-funding Obamacare was removed and money to pay for the healthcare law was reinstated. On a party line vote the senate version was approved.
The bill, with it’s changes, now goes back to the House and time is running out. The House could accept the measure and get it done before the deadline, midnight Monday, or make changes and send it back to the Senate with no more time on the clock.
A government shutdown in St. Louis would cause most federal workers to be laid off without pay. The Gateway Arch, Old Courthouse and entire Jefferson National Expansion Memorial would be closed. The Post Office would continue operation.
550 of the Army Corps of Engineers 700 St. Louis area employees would have to go home without pay. The Corps would keep enough staff to maintain river way operations and nothing else.
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