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Without agreement in the room, the United States begins preparing to shut down public services world

The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., which houses the US Congress, in a photo taken on December 28, 2020 – Photograph: Leah Millis/File/Reuters

Public employees in the United States, Thursday (28), began receiving official notifications about the possible lack of funds from the federal government to compensate for their services, and many of them will be placed on temporary technical unemployment or will be forced to work without receiving salaries.

Such a strike, which has already happened at other times in the country, should begin on Sunday if Congress does not reach an agreement on a new budget law – and that seems to be what should happen.

Federal government and military officials have been preparing for this “lockdown” for days, which may cause air traffic disruption and the closure of public places and offices.

“Employees assigned and previously notified will be on temporary technical unemployment, meaning they will not be permitted to work or use department resources,” the health department said in an email sent to employees.

Services deemed “essential” will be maintained. However, employees must wait until the end of the lockdown to receive their retroactive salaries.

The longest shutdown in the United States lasted 35 days, between December 2018 and January 2019.

The only solution is to reach a last-minute agreement in the early hours of September 30 to October 1 between Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

Senate Democratic Leader, Chuck Schumer, strongly attacked Republican Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy.

“Few extremists — who do not care about governance, preserving democracy, or the power of the United States in the world — have more influence over McCarthy than the majority of his party and the supermajority of the House of Representatives,” he said.

The White House wants to include a $24 billion package of military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine in the new budget.