American Families Can't Afford An Extreme MAGA Shutdown
AMERICAN FAMILIES CAN'T AFFORD AN EXTREME MAGA SHUTDOWN
In a desperate attempt to slash investments in everything from education to health care, extreme MAGA Republicans are once again driving our nation towards a costly government shutdown.
A Republican shutdown would threaten our safety, undermine our economic progress, risk children and families going hungry, and force millions of our troops and government employees to work without pay.
If MAGA Republicans make good on their threats to cause a government shutdown:
Nearly 7 million women and children would soon lose access to Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits.
4.7 million of our troops and government employees could be forced to go without the pay they earn during the shutdown.
Workers at the FDA would be sidelined, risking interruptions and delays to the 15,229 food safety, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and other inspections conducted last year.
1.63 million people flying through American airports every day would face potential delays and safety concerns due to staffing impacts on TSA agents and air traffic controllers.
The Small Business Administration would stop processing small business loans, halting a program that provides $13 billion in funding to small businesses every year.
41.8 million Americans would lose access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in a prolonged shutdown.
See the impact of an Extreme MAGA Shutdown in your state and Congressional District.
Updated February 20, 2024
District Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Data Provided By The Joint Economic Committee.