Government Shutdown

Saturday, Senator Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrat leadership failed to fulfill one of Congress’s most basic responsibilities by not passing a budget for 2018. As Congress continues to negotiate plans to re-open the federal government, Congressman Louie Gohmert remains committed to serving the First District of East Texas.

The executive branch, not Congress, determines which executive branch activities are carried out during a lapse in appropriations, and therefore the information below is subject to change. 

As Congressional Research Service Report RL34680 notes, “Previous determinations of excepted activities and personnel would not necessarily hold for any future shutdown.”

Below are links to answers for frequently asked questions (FAQs) during a federal government shutdown: