Federal shutdown 2013
On Oct. 1, 2013, non-essential functions of the U.S. government ceased to operate because of a lack of funding from Congress. We've collected information about how the country arrived to this stage and what's being done to address the shutdown.
Most federal agencies will close during the shutdown that started Oct. 1.
In the latest polls, just 14 percent of all Americans approve of the job Congress is doing.
Congressman Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, called the federal government shutdown on Tuesday a "phony crisis," and blamed the far-right wing of House Republicans for the failure of Congress to pass an appropriations bill.