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Stalemate Leads To Another Government Shut Down

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The federal government is officially shut down. It happened around 9:00 p.m. Monday night after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a last-minute deal.

After a flurry of activity and back and forth votes, the House and Senate reached a stalemate and the clock struck midnight.

What seemed inevitable is now a reality and for the first time since 1995, the federal government is shutdown.

The Republican-controlled House passed budgets that included de funding or delaying Obamacare, which began Tuesday.

The Democratic-controlled Senate struck down each proposal, refusing to tie the budget to the new health care law.

How the shutdown may affect you:

-You might have a tougher time renewing your passport
-National parks and museum may close
-Some veterans' services may be disrupted

What won't be impacted:
-Social Security checks will still arrive on time
-The U.S. Postal Service will remain open
-Federal law enforcement agencies will keep operating

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