The shutdown — which began on December 22 when Congress failed to pass a key spending package — affects a wide range of agencies including the Transportation, Agriculture, and Justice Departments, all of which have yet to be funded. Already, it’s delaying food inspections, farm aid, and even potential IPOs.
Here are 32 images highlighting the impact of the shutdown, something that’s only expected to get worse as it keeps dragging on.
A wide range of agencies including TSA, NASA, and the National Park Service are impacted as many nonessential workers get furloughed. Immigration judges are among those who are currently furloughed, setting up delays for some asylum and deportation cases.
Smithsonian museums, including those in Washington, DC, have been shuttered since the first week of 2019, when they ran out of reserve funds.