What Would a Government Shutdown Actually Mean?

By Nathan Giannini | September 27, 2012

 

You've probably heard the phrase "government shutdown," but you might now exactly what that means. 

 

 

Republicans and Democrats have until 12:01 Tuesday morning to come to an agreement, or else much of the federal government will begin shutting down. House Republicans are currently putting together a third proposal to keep it funded, but the Senate is widely expected to reject it.

 

One of Newsy's top political writers, Elizabeth Hagedorn, put together this fantastic video last week, breaking down what would happen if no deal is agreed upon. 

 

Stay with Newsy for more details on this developing story.