The federal government could shut down Friday, January 19 at midnight if Congress can’t work out a solution to its spending dispute. This means that the lives of federal employees would once again be affected by Congress’ failure to do its job.

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In order to assist you with local preparations, the IAM has gathered guidance to assist you: 

The IAM Government Employees Department will update information when it becomes available. Please contact Government Employees Department Director Jim Price at 301-967-4753 if you have any questions.

Read today’s Washington Post article: Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government