Government Shutdown Could Spell Chaos For Thanksgiving Travelers

A photo of TSA checks at Denver airport
A photo of TSA checks at Denver airport

This scene is about to get a whole lot more chaotic.

The U.S. government is once again on the brink of shutting down as funding is at risk of running dry this weekend. If the shutdown goes into effect, it could cause travel chaos for anyone looking to fly home for Thanksgiving next week.

The federal government could shut down on Saturday at 12:01 AM ET Saturday if Congress cannot agree on a new funding package before then, reports NBC News. If that happens, all kinds of government agencies will be closed or their staff could be asked to work without pay.

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In order to try t0 prevent the shutdown, U.S. lawmakers house Republicans will try and pass a new budget this week. In order to do this, they have so far proposed several funding bills that would keep the government afloat until January, if passed.

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