Office of Management and Budget Director orders federal agencies to begin shutting down


What will and will not be closed during government shutdown.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 7:47am

The Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell ordered federal agencies to start shutting down.

The guidance for an "orderly shutdown of the Federal government" memo from Burwell also said:

"We urge Congress to act quickly to pass a Continuing Resolution to provide a short-term bridge."

The U.S. government shutdown went into effect at 12:01 a.m., ET, Tuesday, after lawmakers in the House and the Senate could not agree on a spending bill to fund the government.

Beginning Tuesday, October 1st, all Library of Congress buildings will close to the public and researchers.

Also, all public events will be canceled, and web sites will be inaccessible except the legislative information sites and

The U.S. Botanic Garden will also close. When available, the reopen information will be on

The Capitol Visitor Center will be closed beginning Tuesday, and all tours will be suspended.

According to national media reports, the following are expected to close due to the government shutdown:

U.S. Capitol

WIC Program

Free Museums

National Archives (Closed or will have limited functuality.)

Federal Websites (Closed or will have limited functuality.)

Library of Congress

National Mall and Memorial Parks

National Zoo

National Parks (Guests staying on campgrounds and in on-site hotels will be given 48 hours to leave.)

Statue of Liberty in New York City

Independence Hall in Philadelphia

Ability One

American Battle Monuments Commission

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Communications Commission

FDIC Office of Inspector General

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Federal Trade Commission

Inter-American Foundation

Millennium Challenge Corporation

National Capital Planning Commission

National Council on Disability

National Science Foundation

Office of Government Ethics

U.S. Office of Special Council

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

U.S. Courts ( The U.S. court system could operate for 10 days on available funds. )

Federal Election Commission

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Election Assistance Commission

Federal Maritime Commission

International Boundary Commission

International Joint Commission

National Labor Relations Board

US Postal Service Inspector General

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

United States African Development Foundation

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

USDA - Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

USDA - Office of Budget and Program Analysis

USDA - Office of the Chief Economist

USDA - Office of Ethics

USDA - Risk Management Agency

USDA - Rural Development
Media reports are expecting these businesses/agencies to remain open throughout the shutdown:

Arlington National Cemetery

Department of State

Armed Forces Retirement Home

Appalachian Regional Commission

Bureau of Public Debt

Office of Personnel Management

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

USDA - Agricultural Marketing Service

USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA - Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service

Fiscal Service Treasury Finance Fund

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

U.S. Agency for International Development

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

Department of Health and Human Services

Individual Congressional Offices

Peace Corps

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Department of Veterans Affairs ( Most employees at the VA are funded through multi-year and other types of appropriations. That is why such a large percentage are expected to work. )

Farm Credit Administration

Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation

U.S. Postal Service

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid



Public Schools

Federal Courts

Federal Prisons

Kennedy Center



Food Inspectors

Patent and Trademark Office



Air Traffic Control
The U.S. Capitol (@uscapitol) tweeted out the following as a result of the shutdown:

"Due to a lapse in government funding, this account will not be active until further notice."



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