Government Shutdown

Government Information Resources

Government Websites

See https://libguides.colostate.edu/govinfo for links to government resources. Many of the sites linked to have available search engines. Content is available, but not being updated. This is the text that is appearing on multiple sites:

"This website will not be updated during a lapse in federal funding. Content on this website will not be current or maintained until funding issues have been resolved."

Also seen:

  • "this website may not be up to date;
  • transactions submitted via this website might not be processed until appropriations are enacted; and
  • we may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted."

State materials are available; this is a federal government shutdown.

Federal items in print at Morgan Library are available in house. Limited spot check of online hearings finds that they are currently available via the library catalog. CSU has Congressional Publications (affiliates only), which has recent as well as historic Congressional materials.

Closures

National Park Service.

Some national parks are open and others are closed. Facilities in open parks are not being maintained. Check individual park's web site for information regarding closures.

"Smithsonian museums and National Zoo close because of government shutdown." Washington Post.

Article about museum and zoo closures with suggestions of other things to do in Washington D.C.

Smithsonian.

Moving banner at top of page has message about the closures. Check the banner for updates.

IRS

IRS Confirms Tax Filing Season to Begin January 28. Internal Revenue Service.

Announcement with information on the tax season.

Data Casualties

The Data Casualties of the Federal Government Shutdown. Drew Desilver. Pew Research Center. Jan. 9, 2019.

"Here’s a look at what data are and are not available during the shutdown, from what we’ve been able to find out via agency release schedules and planning documents, third-party calendars, and our own reporting."

Alternate Sources of Government Information

Specific Agency Information

Environmental Protection Agency.

Message during the shutdown: "Due to a lapse in appropriations, EPA websites will not be regularly updated. In the event of an environmental emergency imminently threatening the safety of human life or where necessary to protect certain property, the EPA website will be updated with appropriate information. Please note that all information on the EPA website may not be up to date, and transactions and inquiries submitted to the EPA website may not be processed or responded to until appropriations are enacted."

Contingency plan for EPA.

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