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Other impacts of the shutdown

If a shutdown occurs, many federal offices and programs would be closed.
During the last shutdown, 200-thousand passport applications went unprocessed..

And some services to veterans were suspended.
Critical functions of the government would stay *open.
Including air traffic control, food inspections, national security, border security, and anything essential to the banking system.

The postal service *would continue to deliver the mail.
And the government would still pay out benefits - Medicare, Medicaid, social security.