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** United States federal government shutdown of 2013 **

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A government shutdown notice posted on October 1, 2013^[1]

*This article is part of a series on the*
Budget and debt in the
United States of America
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Major dimensions

· Economy
· Expenditures
· Federal budget
· Financial position
· Military budget
· Public debt
· Taxation
· Unemployment


· Medicare
· Social programs
· Social Security

Contemporary issues

· Bowles–Simpson Commission

· Bush tax cuts
· Debt-ceiling (history)
· Deficit reduction
· Fiscal cliff
· Health care reform
· Political debates
· Social Security debate
· "Starve the beast"
· Subprime mortgage crisis

In specific years

· Budget sequestration in 2013

· Debt-ceiling crisis of 2011
· 2013

· Financial crisis of 2007–08

· Government shutdowns of 1995–96
· *2013*

Cumulative deficit + Interest ≈ Debt

· Balance of payments
· Inflation

· v
· t
· e

From October 1 through 16, 2013, the *United States federal government
entered a shutdown* and curtailed most routine operations because neither
legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014 nor a continuing
resolution for the interim authorization of appropriations for fiscal year
2014 was enacted in time. Regular government operations resumed October 17
after an interim appropriations bill was signed into law.

During the shutdown, approximately 800,000 federal employees were
indefinitely furloughed, and another 1.3 million were required to report to
work without known payment dates. Only those government services deemed
"excepted" under the Antideficiency Act were continued; and only those
employees deemed "excepted" continued to report to work.^[2] The previous
U.S. federal government shutdown was

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_government_shutdown_of_2013?sa=X

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