GALLERY: Lawmakers who insisted on their shutdown pay
The effects of the shutdown have been widespread. About 800,000 people have been furloughed during the disruption.Here have been some of the extremely unpleasant outcomes from the deadlock in Washington.
Post columnist Michael Gerson noted, “As of now, eight of 10 global disease detection centers — the field offices where outbreaks are identified and countered — are closed.“ This means those who monitored problems in food supply were not working. On Oct. 10, a salmonella outbreak affected hundreds of people across 17 states. Furloughed workers were called back to work due to the outbreak.David Goldman/Associated Press