NAM surveys ethnic media: Impact of the U.S. Government Shut-down

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 03 October 2013.

October 3, 2013

Report by New America Media

AC - NAM-n staff ethnicmedia federalshutdown 500x279Pres. Barack Obama summoned top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday afternoon, where he was expected to urge them to pass measures to finance the government and increase the debt ceiling, without placing limits on the Affordable Care Act. But, no progress was made to end a budget impasse that resulted in a government shutdown since 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday. News of the shutdown, which includes the closure of all national parks and a work furlough for 800,000 federal employees, generated a big response in the ethnic press. Key areas of concern included the shutdown’s effect on federal workers, loss of funding for social services, ramifications for immigration reform, and environmental impacts. 

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