US Government Shutdown

(Despite the rain, a long line of people waited in line today outside the Liberty Bell pavilion on Independence Mall.  If the government shuts down over a budget stalemate, the pavilion would be closed.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With Government Shutdown Looming, Independence Mall Gets a Teaching Moment

A group of grade school students visiting Philadelphia’s historic district got a real life lesson on Friday about the US government and the possible government shutdown.

04/08/2011

(Rep. Rob Andrews, D-NJ, in AP file photo)

NJ’s Andrews Says A Gov’t Shutdown Would Harm Economic Recovery

“What compounds that problem is that private sector companies and families who rely upon that (governmental) activity are going to be brought to a halt as well,” said Rep. Rob Andrews.

04/08/2011

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