If Government Shuts Down, DHS Good Through The End Of The Week

Sep 30, 2013

A spokesman forĀ Oklahoma'sĀ Department of Human Services says the agency is taking a "wait and see" approach when it comes to determining what effect a government shutdown could have on the agency.

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Mark Beutler says most the programs using federal money are reimbursed by the government. He says that means that if the government does shut down Tuesday, it will not affect DHS immediately. He says DHS has enough cash on hand for the time being and operations will be business as usual through the rest of the week.

The House and Senate are expected to meet late into Monday night over the budget battle. If a deal is not reached, a government shutdown would officially begin at 12:01 a.m. EDT Tuesday (11:01 p.m. CDT).