Why another shutdown would be bad for the U.S. military
Partnership for Public Service
NOVEMBER 6, 2023
Despite the recent passage of stopgap funding to keep the federal government open, Congress is once again running down the clock on another potential shutdown that would furlough nearly 1.5 million federal employees and force more than 650,000 to work without pay. Among those negatively impacted by a shutdown would be members of the U.S. military, who would suffer financially and lose out on training, weakening our national security at a critical juncture in global affairs.