Mariah Cain, Staff Writer
Congress remains at a standstill on a funding bill and is heading towards a government shutdown on October 1st. During previous government shutdowns thousands of Americans missed payment deadlines, ran up credit card debt, and had to take on loans to sustain without their paychecks.
“It’s not just the WIC program as important and significant as that is; it’s also about our farm economy,” said Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Active military personnel will be expected to report for duty and carry out assignments without pay, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Social Security, Medicare, air travel, the IRS, and many other federal government agencies that rely on the funding allotment by Congress every year will all be affected.