In the event of a government shutdown, my offices will remain open during normal business hours if you are in need of assistance. For specific information regarding what happens if the federal government shuts down, which agencies are affected, and guidance on emergency furloughs, please see below:   

How will the government shutdown affect different agencies?

Please click here for agency contingency plans and frequently asked questions during a lapse in appropriations.  

In the Event of a Government Shutdown:

Which federal employees continue to work?
During the event of a government shutdown, agencies must classify their employees as “essential” or “nonessential”. Those classified as “essential” will continue working throughout the government shutdown, receiving pay at the first of the month for the preceding month. Click here for more information regarding shutdown furloughs.

Will furloughed federal employees receive back pay in the event of a government shutdown?
This is up to Congress and the White House. The precedent has been that furloughed employees are later paid, through legislative action, which is what occurred after the government shutdown in 2013.

Will I continue to receive my Social Security, Social Security Insurance (SSI), and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) checks?
Yes. Social Security checks will continue to be mailed out.

What happens to Medicaid and Medicare?
Medicare and Medicaid will be unaffected.

Will Veterans’ Hospitals remain open?
Yes. The VA will be unaffected in the event of a government shutdown.  

Will I get continue to receive my mail?
Yes. United States Postal Service operations will not be impacted.

Will National Parks be open?
Effective immediately in the event of a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to suspend all activities and secure national park facilities that operate using appropriations that would lapse, except for those that are essential to respond to emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property. Click here for the Department of Interior’s contingency plan for our national parks.

What will happen to the Department of Defense and active duty military?
The DoD and active duty military will be unaffected in the event of a government shutdown.   


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