CRS reports of the shutdown of the federal government: Causes, processes, effects, and resources

Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects (Sept. 8, 2014, RL34680) discussess the causes of shutdowns, including the legal framework under which they may occur; processes related to how agencies may plan for the contingency of a shutdown; effects of shutdowns, focusing especially on federal personnel and government operations; and issues related to shutdowns that may be of interest to Congress. See also, Past Government Shutdowns: Key Resources (Sept. 29, 2015, R41759) which provides an annotated list of historical documents and other resources related to several past government shutdowns. Sources for these documents and resources include the Congressional Research Service, Government Accountability Office, House and Senate Committees, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Personnel Management, and the Executive Office of the President. — Joe

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