A look at how it’s affecting workers and government services around the country.
While President Donald Trump holds fast to demands for his border wall, hundreds of thousands of federal employees are going without pay, national parks are getting trashed and TSA lines are facing logjams as more and more workers call in sick.
The shutdown — which began on December 22 when Congress failed to pass a key spending package — affects a wide range of agencies including the Transportation, Agriculture, and Justice Departments, all of which have yet to be funded. Already, it’s delaying food inspections, farm aid, and even potential IPOs.
Here are 32 images highlighting the impact of the shutdown, something that’s only expected to get worse as it keeps dragging on.
In December, President Trump threatened to veto funding bills that didn’t guarantee $5 billion for his border wall, forcing the government into a partial shutdown Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A wide range of agencies including TSA, NASA, and the National Park Service are impacted as many nonessential workers get furloughed. Immigration judges are among those who are currently furloughed, setting up delays for some asylum and deportation cases. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP Mark Lennihan/AP Spencer Platt/Getty Images David Goldman/AP Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images Joe Raedle/Getty Images Smithsonian museums, including those in Washington, DC, have been shuttered since the first week