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Thousands of federal workers throughout Indiana are dealing this morning with the impact of a federal government shutdown. Members of the U.S. House and Senate failed to reach a budget deal by a midnight deadline, prompting the shuttering of many non-essential government functions. The potential repeal of the medical device tax has been at the center of the budget negotiations. Many medical device companies in the state say the tax will hamper their operations.
Workers and functions deemed non-essential are on furlough or closed, including national parks, some parts of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and around half of U.S. Department of Defense civilian employees.
Among those that will still be active include Medicaid and Medicare offices, the U.S. Postal Service, air traffic controllers, border security agencies and food inspectors.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers throughout the country will not be coming to work until an agreement is reached.
You can view the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's list of list of agency contingency plans by clicking here.
Sources: Reuters, The U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Inside INiana Business