~ OMB Estimated Similar 27-day Shutdown in 1996 Cost U.S. Economy More Than $1.4 Billion ~
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) today asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to produce a report assessing the overall fiscal impacts of the recent 16-day federal government shutdown. Warner, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee’s bipartisan Government Performance Task Force, is asking the GAO to examine the impacts of the shutdown on the overall U.S. economy, the federal workforce, federal agency operations and services, state and local governments, federal contractors and other private-sector businesses, as well as lost tax and fee revenues.
The complete text of Sen. Warner’s letter to GAO is below:
Sen. Warner Asks GAO to Study Impact & Cost of Gov’t. Shutdown by Mark Warner
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