Congressional Research Service
The memorandum begins with an overview of how failure to enact annual appropriations causes a government “shutdown.” This process involves a cessation of affected federal government operations, albeit with several exceptions. After providing this overview of the shutdown process, the memorandum then presents the questions you posed. The questions are listed as bolded headings and are followed by answers from CRS.
Date of Report: July 29, 2013
Number of Pages: 11
Order Number: M-072913
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