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Agencies, departments and people most affected by the US government shutdown.

Agencies, departments and people most affected by the US government shutdown.

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  • 1. National Institutes of Health The agency's research hospital in Bethesda, Maryland is accepting no new patients. US Trade Representative Federal Workers Laid Off As many as 1 million US federal employees are now on furlough without pay. The USTR office has already been squeezed by the sequester and has cut back travel to the 41 countries where there are concerns about intellectual property violations. Source: American Federation of Government Employees National Park Closings More than 750,000 visitors per day are now unable to visit national parks. That's a loss of $30,000,000 per day in revenue to gateway communities. Environmental Protection The EPA is effectively shut down with only a core group of individuals available in case of a "significant emergency" according to administrator Gina McCarthy. Source: National Parks Conservation Association Defense Department Civilian employees are being furloughed. According to Standard & Poor's, big defense contractors will not be affected but smaller contractors will be, should the shutdown extend longer than two weeks. Infographic created with SmartDraw CI www.SmartDraw.com White House, Senate & Congress The president and all 535 members of the United States congress remain employed at the US taxpayers' expense. They are receiving full salaries and benefits (including government- paid health care). All former presidents and congress members are also receiving their full taxpayer-funded pension benefits.