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Sunday September 29, 2013

Debt-Ceiling Shutdown Will Close Some Gov’t Websites

If Congress doesn’t act before the Tuesday deadline, some of the government’s websites will go dark due to a lack of funding. The websites will remain dark until Congress passes legislation to allocate refunding of government operations.

"Many of the services offered through our websites, such as reference services and cataloging queries, require staffing," Osterberg told Ars by e-mail. "Those activities and corresponding expenditures are not allowed in the event of a shutdown."