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21 Real-World Effects Of The Government Shutdown

The government shut down on Tuesday, meaning that over 2 million federal workers won’t get their paychecks. Here are 21 national monuments, memorials, and programs that have closed. posted on

1. The Lincoln Memorial

2. The Jefferson Memorial

3. The World War II Memorial

4. Vietnam Veterans Memorial to close later today.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is also still open, but will close later today

5. All Capitol Tours

If there's a lapse in gov't. funding, the Capitol Visitor Center will be closed beginning 10/1 & all tours will be suspended. #DC #DCist

6. The Capitol Rotunda

7. The Clinton Center

8. All National Parks

Because of the federal gov’t shutdown this National Park Service Twitter feed is inactive. We’ll start tweeting again when we get back

9. Zoos

10. The Botanical Gardens

11. The Statue of Liberty

12. Nearly all NASA employees furloughed.

Due to the gov't shutdown, all public NASA activities/events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience.

13. If the shutdown lasts longer than two weeks, millions of veterans will not receive benefits.

VA funding for claims processing and payments would run out late October under shutdown. http://t.co/bcgAHMsOwM

14. The Smithsonian museums…

15. Including the National Air and Space Museum

16. And the National Museum of the American Indian

17. The Army’s accounts are closed.

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government #shutdown. http://t.co/U9ENZtwqt4

18. So are the Department of Education’s.

We’re sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We’ll be back as soon as possible!

19. The Centers for Disease Control is halting its annual flu program.

We're sorry, but we will not be tweeting or responding to @ replies during the government shutdown. We'll be back as soon as possible!

20. The White House’s website isn’t updating information or responding to inquiries.

21. Even the Senate Hair Care facilities have closed.

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