The bill approved late Wednesday will only fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt ceiling through Feb. 7.
Boeing warns: some St. Louis employees may be in line for furloughs, thanks to the gridlock in Washington.
The Government Shutdown Sandwich has turkey, pork, brisket, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo. “Its just a big mix-up,” head chef David Molina told KMOX.
Federal lawmakers were trying Monday to reach a spending agreement to avert a shutdown after midnight. In St. Louis, the most immediate effects would include the closure of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and the Gateway Arch.
Spokeswoman Karen Petitt says the threatened partial shutdown may mean two-thirds of the base’s 5,000 civilian workers could be furloughed.
Nearly 4,500 civilian workers will take an unpaid day off as part of the automatic federal spending cuts.
Kansas military officials are juggling schedules and changing plans to accommodate furloughs of more than 6,000 civilian employees because of federal budget cuts.
“It’s like playing chicken with the American public.” says spokesman
Rep. Shimkus admits the concern is always there, but he believes some time will pass before the next Base Realignment and Closures occur.
1,300 of its civilian employees will be taking 14 days of furloughs through the end of this fiscal year.