If House and Senate negotiators fail to reach a spending agreement, the federal government will run out of cash and shut down at midnight Saturday.
New Yorkers could see a range of disruptions, including:
- National parks and monuments will be closed, including Federal Hall, Gateway National Recreation Area, Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty.
- 19,300 active-duty members of the armed forced in New York would not be paid. They would likely be reimbursed after the shutdown ends.
- Federal employees assisting with illegal migrants in New York City will go unpaid, likely delaying work-authorization permits. Relevant staff at the Department of Labor may be furloughed.
- Transportation Security Administration workers and air-traffic controllers will work without pay during the shutdown, creating a threat of workers not coming in and creating delays. During the 2019 shutdown, as many 170 TSA employees at JFK Airport called out each day.
- City businesses seeking loans from the Small Business Administration will have to wait until the shutdown ends.
- The Food and Drug Administration could be forced to delay food safety checks for meats, seafood, fruits and vegetables.
- Amtrak, Social Security and the Postal Service will all continue to function.