The Government shut down will happen on October 1 if nothing stops it.
If you want to read what this means for thousands of employees and for the programs funded by these important programs, I suggest you read the details. You will realize how serious this is, and to me, how shameful that our nation’s people are of less concern to many legislators than proving their point to the opposing side. They should be removed by their respective communities who elected them.
The US Department of Education issued its plans:
US Dept of ED Contingency Plans
NSF Shutdown Plans: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/shutdown13001/shutdown13001.pdf.
Health and Human Services: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/2011shutdown/nih.html .
Search the agency name: agency name 2013 shutdown plans.