The Speaker’s Lobby: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to a possible government shutdown
1. Read up on the current legislation related to a potential government shutdown, including the Continuing Resolution and other related budget bills.
2. Learn about the role of the President and Congress in averting a shutdown, including understanding the different steps like negotiating and passing budgets, and how to override a Presidential veto.
3. Learn about the history of government shutdowns, including the various shutdowns the United States has faced over the years and the effects of those shutdowns.
4. Familiarize yourself with the government services that may be affected by a potential shutdown and the legal implications of a government shutdown.
5. Monitor the news for updates on the status of the budget negotiations and the possibility of a government shutdown.
6. Prepare for a potential shutdown by knowing your rights and responsibilities as a government employee and/or contractor and understanding the consequences of a shutdown for individuals and businesses.
7. Get involved in the political process and reach out to your representatives and senators to share your views on the budget and the potential of a government shutdown.