The 12:00am deadline for a continuing resolution passed and the United States Government has ceased operations. As Congress negotiates for a budget and continuing resolution, what does this mean for Georgia?

Social Security checks, Medicare reimbursements and food stamps would continue flowing. And the mail would continue to be delivered. But it’s possible thousands of federal employees could be furloughed and national parks could be affected in Georgia.

According to an interactive map from The National Treasury Employees Union, Georgia has 136,911 federal employees — the seventh most in the country. Many of those workers are employed in Atlanta.

Amid the flu outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),  would furlough about 8,400 of its employees – or 65 percent – amid the flu season. Many of those employees are in Metro Atlanta. Moreover, the CDC’s ability to disease outbreaks will be greatly reduced.


President Donald Trump is seen here speaking at an immigration with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

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