What would a government shutdown look like today?

Back in 1995, here are a few things that happened when the federal government shut down.

  • Over 1,000,000 federal employees were sent home during the combined 1995-96 shutdowns.
  • National museums and monuments closed down, resulting in an estimated loss of 2 million visitors.
  • 20,000-30,000 foreign visa applications per day went unprocessed, as did an estimated total of 200,000 U.S. passport applications.
  • 368 National Park Service sites also closed, losing 7 million visitors and around $14.2 million per day in tourism revenue.

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