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From Products Liability Law Daily, October 10, 2013

Special briefing provides details on partial government shutdown

The partial government shutdown is nearing the end of its second week with little sign of resolution. Since October 1, when funding under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-6) ran out, most non-essential government employees – initially about 800,000 in total – have been furloughed. Many other federal employees are on the job, but are not collecting a paycheck. Thus far, Congress and the Obama Administration have been unable to come to an agreement about a continuing resolution to temporarily fund all federal government functions. The debate over funding the government now includes the necessity of raising the federal debt ceiling in the upcoming days to prevent the federal government from defaulting on its debts.

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business senior analysts have prepared a special briefing that details which government functions are ongoing and which have been suspended during this lapse in funding. The briefing includes links to government websites to make it easier to check on the day-to-day status of a given department or agency.

The briefing supplements the specialized coverage of health, employment, securities, products liability, insurance, antitrust, banking, and intellectual property provided each day by Wolters Kluwer’s Daily Reporting Suite.

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