Rep. Gabbard discusses impacts of possible government shutdown

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (File photo)

The U.S. government has just over a week to stop arguing.

If Democrats and Republicans don’t come to an agreement by Oct. 1 on how the U.S. should pay its bills, the federal government will shut down.

On Monday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard talked about the possible impacts the shutdown could have in Hawaii.

“One of the devastating impacts here is obviously the military plays a huge role in our economy. While mission essential or essential personnel will still have to report to work, you’re gonna see folks not getting paid, whether they be law enforcement or military,” Rep. Gabbard said.

The last government shutdown happened in 1996 and cost the country $1.4 billion.

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