About 800,000 federal employees are furloughed or working without pay, and many are concentrated in the West, where the Departments of Agriculture and the Interior are major employers. We look at the states that are most affected.
In Washington, D.C., about 145,000 workers have been furloughed, turning the capital into what one restaurant manager called “a ghost city.”
The House voted on Wednesday to fund the Treasury Department, the I.R.S. and other agencies, including White House operations. It was one of several bills intended to draw the support of wavering Republicans.
The effects: On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it had stopped some routine safety inspections. Here’s a look at other effects of the shutdown.