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102 (and counting) very real direct effects of the partial government shutdown

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Here is a list from CNN reporting and other news outlets of the ways, large and small, that the partial government shutdown is affecting Americans nationwide.

This is a list we’ve been compiling and updating since the early days of the shutdown. If there’s something we should add or a story we should tell, please let us know.

102) “I find it unacceptable that Coast Guard men and women have to rely on food pantries and donations to get through day-to-day life as service members,” Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said in a video posted online.

101) The FBI Agents Association said the Bureau has lost several informants that had penetrated groups at the center of terrorism investigations. “Not being able to pay Confidential Human Sources risks losing them and the information they provide FOREVER. It is not a switch that we can turn on and off,” an official told CNN.

100) Mobile food banks have begun distributing provisions to TSA screeners at airports.

99) The DC mayor will ignore federal rules and promised to offer unpaid federal workers unemployment benefits. California’s governor will do the same.

98) Hundreds of IRS workers called back to the job without pay for now have been calling in sick, according to The Washington Post, which could jeopardize the schedule for tax refunds.

97) Some landlords who get subsidies from the federal government have been pressuring low-income renters to make up the difference of the unpaid government portion of their rent.

96) Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ordered more than 9,700 federal employees back to work to reopen Farm Service Agency offices to help farmers and ranchers, even though those workers won’t be paid until the shutdown is over.

95) TSA sent an internal email to its officials in more than 10 states with more than 100 airports asking for employees to move from their home airports to those airports struggling with low staffing, an indication the agency is bracing for even more callouts.

94) Nearly 300 furloughed Department of Homeland Security employees from the E-Verify division of US Citizenship and Immigration Services were called back to work, but they will be assigned to other jobs that don’t have funding.

93) FBI agents have been told their vision and dental insurance will lapse beginning January 25, though their medical coverage will remain, according to Tom O’Connor, the president of the FBI Agents Association.

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92) The Trump administration has admitted the shutdown will affect GDP growth, but economic adviser Larry Kudlow promised it would be temporary and “you will see a snap back right away” when the shutdown ends.

91) Vance County Schools officials in North Carolina have scaled back school lunch menus, pulling fresh produce, bottled juices, water and ice cream “to conserve food and funding,” according to the Charlotte Observer.

90) The Internal Revenue Service officially ordered tens of thousands of employees back to work without pay and process tax returns.

89) The Federal Aviation Administration recalled safety inspectors who had been furloughed to instead work without pay and carry on safety inspections, according to the New York Times.

88) The Coast Guard, which is a branch of the US armed forces but structured under the Department of Homeland Security, became the first and only branch to not pay service members because of a shutdown.

87) The White House said the economic impact of the shutdown could be far worse than it suggested earlier. Some now think the shutdown could stall US growth.

86) Food Drug Administration food inspectors will come back to work without pay to carry on food inspections that had been dormant since Dec. 22.

85) More than 40,000 immigration hearings have been canceled because of the partial government shutdown, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks immigration court data.

84) A number of reports produced by the government and used by businesses and investors have been delayed, according to Forbes.

83) Delta CEO Ed Bastion said the shutdown has cost his company $25 million because of a drop in the flights from government workers and contractors, and that it has delayed certification of new aircraft, according to CNBC.