The government shutdown will temporarily slash the staffs and operations of every “nonessential” federal program—83% STILL OPEN.
) No one will oversee the program that makes sure your organic food is actually organic. That’s called the National Organic Standards Program, and its entire staff was furloughed.
DHS will stop civil liberties complaint lines, investigation and training. The training will affect employees on the state, local and federal level.
Wild horse and burro adoptions will stall.
A series of recreational trips and events for veterans, including an Antique Car Show and “Saloon Night,”
New distilleries, breweries and wineries won’t open. Certain businesses that manufacture or distribute alcohol — and firearms, ammunition and tobacco products
Space will go silent
Businesses that operate on federally managed lands or public parks — such as privately owned campgrounds, concession stands and tour companies — will close
Twenty-four American war cemeteries will close
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will be back-burnered
The Department of Agriculture will not operate its popular 25-year-old “Meat and Poultry Hotline.”
Most research activities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will go dark.
Towns impacted by the recent flooding in Colorado could wait longer for assistance.
No one from the Office of the Pardon Attorney will be available should President Obama want to issue a presidential pardon.
The Department of Transportation will not drug test its employees
Charges of on-the-job discrimination complaints will not be investigated
Only 15 people will care for the White House and the Obama family, down from their usual 90
No one will advise the government on “matters pertaining to the arts.” And there is, in fact, an entire commission devoted to just that type of advice.
E-Verify will go offline. More than 400,000 employers use the popular system to check their employees’ immigration and eligibility status.
The U.S. Coast Guard will delay licenses for both recreational and for-profit boaters.
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement will stop monitoring coal mines
Whales will be on their own
Sources Washington post and Caitlin dewey