If things progress the way they are going the partial government shutdown will happen at midnight. With the Congress leaving on break and the new Congress soon to start, it could be a longer then usual shutdown. Since the CG is part of the DHS which is one of the agencies that will shut down, the entire CG will be working without pay for a while. Just wondering how this will effect the USCGA as well as other training, can they operate without funding? This could be a tight holiday season for many in the CG as well as those in the other agencies involved. It does seem ironic that the shutdown is over a border wall which now means the Border Patrol will be working without pay while the NG and other military personnel will be getting paid. Hope this is sorted out soon.