Those employees may or may not get back pay when the shutdown ends.
Now that the shutdown has become a reality, Republicans will hear from a broader slice of the American people.
Should the shutdown last for two weeks, U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter could fall by 0.5 percent.
But according to adult star Kristina Rose, the fears plaguing the industry began before the shutdown of AIM.
It has parallel surveillance programs for countless other diseases that also will be frozen in place till the shutdown ends.
But their paychecks for work during the shutdown may be delayed until the government is back up and running.
He added, "I have not had this many phone calls since the shutdown of the government, truthfully."
The shutdown is still in the early days, and although it may look dire for Republicans, it is unclear what the future holds.
Meals on Wheels programs to feed the elderly and veterans will have to be halted if the shutdown continues much longer.
How many Republicans in the House really would consider a shutdown as some kind of victory?