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USA: Museums closed in DC following government shutdown

United States, Washington DC
October 1, 2013 at 13:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

USA: Museums closed in DC following government shutdown

Museums and attractions in Washington DC were shut on Tuesday morning due to the government shutdown which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of government workers being placed on unpaid leave for the first time in 17 years. Museums and other public services, including the iconic Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of American History, lay silent as governmental workers remained at home.

Under the US Constitution, in order for Congress to spend money it must reach a consensus in order to pass laws. The current Republican-controlled House has not agreed to implement funding under the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

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USA: Museums closed in DC following government shutdown

Museums and attractions in Washington DC were shut on Tuesday morning due to the government shutdown which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of government workers being placed on unpaid leave for the first time in 17 years. Museums and other public services, including the iconic Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of American History, lay silent as governmental workers remained at home.

Under the US Constitution, in order for Congress to spend money it must reach a consensus in order to pass laws. The current Republican-controlled House has not agreed to implement funding under the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.

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