Here are the most important upcoming dates related to the government shutdown

Here are the most important upcoming dates related to the government shutdown


  • The partial government shutdown has become the longest in United States history.
  • Nearly 800,000 federal workers are furloughed or going without pay.
  • The government shutdown affects other areas of the US economy, not just federal workers.

As the partial government shutdown continues with what appears to be no end in sight, the effects are beginning to take a toll on citizens and the economy. The 800,000 federal workers going without paychecks are hit the hardest, while other areas of the United States economy prepares to feel the impact.

Here are some of the key upcoming dates that could be affected by the shutdown.

January 25: Federal workers will miss another paycheck

A protester demanding an end to the partial government shutdown

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Of the 800,000 federal employees who are furloughed or working without pay, they will miss another paycheck on January 25, after having missed the first one on January 11.

January 25: Federal courts start to run out of funds

The Supreme Court building

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The Administrative Office of the US Courts is set to run out of money on January 25. The court system will continue to function, but with a fraction of the workforce.

January 29: The State of the Union

Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump, and former House Speaker Paul Ryan

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The State of the Union address is still scheduled for January 29, despitesuggestionsfrom House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the event be called off until the shutdown is over. Whether Pelosi will cancel it outright if no progress is made is unclear.

January 28: Americans can begin to file taxes

Tax season is coming

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Americans will be able to start filing their taxes on January 28. Despite having almost half the workforce missing, the Internal Revenue Service is confident they will be able to get hte filing season started without problems.

January 30: United States GDP report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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The Gross Domestic Product report for the fourth quarter of 2018 is set to be released on January 30. The GDP could betaking a hitas a result of the shutdown.

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