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By DEVLIN BARRETT , JANET ADAMY , LOUISE RADNOFSKY and DAMIAN PALETTA Shutting down the government isn't like turning off a light. It will take hours and in some cases days to put to bed all the nonessential government functions caused by the budget breakdown. The first effects of the failure to reach a deal will be felt Saturday morning, when the National Park Service will close all 394 national parks. David Barna, a spokesman for the National Park Service, said roughly 10,000 campers and hotel lodgers already staying within the national parks would be told to leave by Monday at 6 p.m.
By NAFTALI BENDAVID And JANET HOOK Reuters John Boehner, center, announced a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington on Friday evening. Congressional leaders reached a last-gasp agreement Friday to avert a shutdown of the federal government, after days of haggling and tense hours of brinksmanship.
With the federal government on the verge of a crippling shutdown, many government services and agencies would be closed, suspended or otherwise impacted. Below is a list of offices and agencies that would be affected until congressional leaders and the president reach an agreement on the 2011 budget. You can also sort each column or search for specific information, such as "IRS" or "defense." Search : 1 of 2 Sources: CNN, White House, Congress, Various federal agencies
Gates hopes 'the pay keeps flowing' Troops and their families are scheduled to get paid April 15 Senior Defense official: "If we got a bill by April 12, we could make it by April 15" If there's a shutdown, death benefits will not be paid out to families Washington (CNN) -- If Congress and the White House reach an agreement relatively quickly, troops will not see a hit to their paycheck, a senior defense official said Friday. But the shutdown will mean a cessation of a valuable benefit paid to families soon after a service member dies while serving. The official, who briefed reporters at the Pentagon about the potential shutdown's effect on the condition of anonymity, said if an agreement is reached as late as Tuesday, the Pentagon could possibly work quickly enough to cut troops a full check on the next pay date, April 15. "If we got a bill by April 12, we could make it by April 15.
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. • Kennedy Space Center will look pretty deserted if the federal government shuts down Friday night. The majority of the center's 2,100 NASA civil servants and 10,500 contractors — the approximate total after previously planned layoffs effective Friday — would not be allowed to work. NASA said any impact to Endeavour's planned April 29 launch depends on the length of a shutdown. But the agency is staying optimistic about making that date in part because of the 10-day launch delay to clear the way for the previously scheduled departure and arrival of robotic Russian Progress cargo carriers at the International Space Station.