What if The Government Shut Down And Kansas City Didn't Notice?!?!

Sorry but that's unlikely . . .

As always, we want to remind readers about cowtown dependence on Uncle Sam. 

 "The federal government is the largest employer in Kansas City. In the wider metropolitan area, the federal government, either directly or through contracts, employs 41,500 people. The combined annual payroll of these jobs is more than $3 billion."

And so the politics of D.C. play out on Kansas City streets one way or another . . .

Accordingly, we share a quick glimpse at the conversation from both sides . . .

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .

If there's a government shutdown, here's what you need to know

A possible government shutdown is looming as funding runs out at the end of the day Thursday, and Congress has yet to pass a temporary measure to keep the government going. If one passes both the Senate and House it could be on President Joe Biden's desk for his signature by Thursday.

Will I get my Social Security check if the government shuts down? Here's how a shutdown would affect Social Security, tax refunds and federal paychecks

The prospect of a federal government shutdown looms while millions of people await Social Security payments, tax refunds and paychecks - all while the economy bounces back from the pandemic's pummeling. But keep this in mind as the government's fiscal year ends on Thursday: any temporary lapse in funding for government operations would not necessarily spell a complete lights-out, power-off wholesale shutdown of operations.

Schumer announces Senate could take action 'as early as today' on stopgap bill to avert shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that the Senate could take action "as early as today" on a stopgap funding bill to keep the government funded through early December and avert a shutdown this week.

Manchin stares down Biden, Democratic leaders, declaring he cannot support 'trillions in spending'

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Wednesday that he would not support "spending trillions more" on social programs, highlighting an ongoing dispute between the moderate Democrat and party leaders that threatens to derail negotiations on President Biden's $3.5 trillion spending bill.

Congress primed to avert shutdown despite remaining conflicts

"My sense is that we've got a lot of this worked out," said Republican Sen. John Kennedy, whose hurricane-battered state of Louisiana would receive critical disaster aid through the bill. "I always thought we would get to this point." Lingering issues on Wednesday included GOP concerns about emergency money to help Afghan refugees settle in the U.S.

Clock ticking for U.S. Congress as Friday government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Wednesday had just two days left before the federal government begins shutting many of its operations unless Democrats manage to pass a bill providing new funding for the fiscal year that begins on Friday.

DoD, VA officials prep for a possible government shutdown later this week

In anticipation of a possible government shutdown later this week, leaders from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have begun warning employees of possible office closures, program interruptions and potential furloughs that will result from a budget lapse.

Can the US avoid another government shutdown?

At the heart of this is a bitter row over lifting the debt ceiling - a limit on the amount the US government can borrow. If Republicans and Democrats don't agree by Thursday night, the US could face a government shutdown.

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