Republican congressional leaders almost had a deal cobbled together for a continuing resolution to fund the federal government as of Thursday morning, but then they got hit by a tweet (ay, this is the world we live in) from President Donald Trump decrying the spending bill extension for including funding for CHIP, the children's healthcare program, instead of providing a longterm solution. The border will still be patrolled. It said it's received guidance from the National Park Service that there would be no issues if the event were to proceed.
As North Carolina experienced during the last government shutdown in 2014 that lasted 16 days, programs like child care and meals for seniors were affected by the failure of Congress to pass a long-term plan to fund government.
Here's what the new shutdown could mean for the United States, based on what happened last time around.
Reed said if there's another shutdown, Washington will be able to access revenues from local taxes.
The President will be provided with enough support to carry out his constitutional duties, including staff needed for his upcoming trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week.
Military: The active-duty military will remain on the job, and military operations in places like Afghanistan would continue.
"People are under the impression that airports will stop all these things will come to a screeching halt, but that's not going to happen", said U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii.
What departments are essential? The Administrative Office of the US Courts has said federal courts could continue to operate normally for about three weeks without additional funding.
The beaches and trails of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area will be open, shutdown or not, and the spokeswoman for the parks service said roads to some national parks would remain open. The last time there was a shutdown was in 2013.
During a government shutdown, services such as Social Security, Medicare, air traffic control and the Transportation Security Administration are still funded and the U.S. Postal Service continues to deliver mail. Some sections of the website, if not the whole site, may go on hiatus.
A government shutdown could keep visitors out of California's 28 national parks and monuments, from the bubbling mud pots of Bumpass Hell in Lassen National Park to the desert forest of Joshua Tree National Park.
As the shutdown continues, national parks could close, government and military contractors would not be paid, and many so-called "non-essential" services would be suspended. Passport processing continued with some delays, as operations are funded by both fees and money appropriated by Congress.
"Federal employees are hardworking public servants who are dedicated to providing quality public services". After that time, the judiciary would have to furlough employees not considered essential.
Since Congress implemented the modern budget process in the mid-1970s, there have been 18 gaps in government funding, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), but not all resulted in government shutdowns.
Rep. Chris Collins noted the budget bill the Republican House passed Thursday night would not only avert a shutdown, but would fund the Children's Health Insurance Program for six years. How much money are we going to spend on social security? But if the stalemate drags on, your application could be delayed.
The Environmental Protection Agency is one agency that will likely see most of its employees furloughed - placed on temporary unpaid leave - judging by the Trump administration's dismissive approach toward the body during his first year in office, Vox.