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Monday, April 4, 2011

Funding Gaps and Government Shutdowns: CRS Experts

Clinton T. Brass
Analyst in Government Organization and Management

In the event of a funding gap, the potential impacts of a government shutdown will depend on a program’s or agency’s specific circumstances and how relevant law is interpreted. The following table provides names and contact information for CRS experts on policy concerns relating to funding gaps and the processes and effects that may be associated with a government shutdown.

Policy areas identified include 
  • cross-cutting shutdown issues; 
  • domestic social policy-related programs and agencies; 
  • foreign affairs, defense, and trade-related programs and agencies; 
  • general government-related programs and agencies; and 
  • resources, science, and technology-related programs and agencies. 
For questions concerning the impact of a shutdown on a specific agency or program that is not listed here, see the contact information for the listed coordinators, who will help to identify the relevant subject matter expert.

For information about funding gaps, see CRS Report RS20348, Federal Funding Gaps: A Brief Overview, by Jessica Tollestrup.

For general information about the causes, processes, and effects of government shutdowns, see CRS Report RL34680, Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects, by Clinton T. Brass.

Date of Report: March 28, 2011
Number of Pages: 4
Order Number: R41723
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