Government Shutdown Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 6/19/2011 2:15:54 PM EST
    In this June 8, 2011 photo, Crystal Morales and Derek Cloutier are shown outside Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel in Minneapolis where they plan to wed in July. However, their wedding location might be in jeopardy if there is a government shutdown in Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
  •  - Grandchildren of 9/11 fire fighters who perished in 2001, ride during the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington

    Grandchildren of 9/11 fire fighters who perished in 2001, ride during the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington

    Posted: 4/9/2011 12:52:30 PM EST
    Grandchildren of 9/11 fire fighters who perished in 2001, ride in the fire engine of the New York fire fighters during the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy, idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TRAVEL)
  •  - The Washington Cherry Blossom Festival Parade gets underway one day after congressional leaders narrowly averted a government shutdown

    The Washington Cherry Blossom Festival Parade gets underway one day after congressional leaders narrowly averted a government shutdown

    Posted: 4/9/2011 12:48:42 PM EST
    The Zodiac Cowboys wait in line for their turn to march in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington, April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy, idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions, such as the Cherry Blossom Festival. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY TRAVEL)
  •  - The Washington Cherry Blossom Festival Parade gets underway one day after congressional leaders narrowly averted a government shutdown

    The Washington Cherry Blossom Festival Parade gets underway one day after congressional leaders narrowly averted a government shutdown

    Posted: 4/9/2011 12:45:50 PM EST
    Spectators cheer and take photos of the Washington Capitals mascot (foreground right) during the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in the nation's capital April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy, idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions, such as the Cherry Blossom Festival. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS SOCIETY)
  •  - Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nations capital after US government shutdown is averted

    Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nations capital after US government shutdown is averted

    Posted: 4/9/2011 10:20:07 AM EST
    Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nation's capital April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy and idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions open to the public. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Janet Draper clears sidewalks on the Smithsonian park grounds in Washington

    Janet Draper clears sidewalks on the Smithsonian park grounds in Washington

    Posted: 4/9/2011 10:17:04 AM EST
    Janet Draperm a horticulturist for the Smithsonian, clears the Smithsonian park grounds in the nation's capital April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy and idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed Washington attractions open to the public. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nations capital after US government shutdown is averted

    Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nations capital after US government shutdown is averted

    Posted: 4/9/2011 10:14:07 AM EST
    Tourists line up at the Washington Monument in the nation's capital April 9, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on April 8 to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy and idled hundreds of thousands of government and contract workers, and closed major Washington attractions open to the public. REUTERS/Benjamin Myers (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - U.S. President Barack Obama re-reads his statement from the Blue Room about the budget at the White House in Washington

    U.S. President Barack Obama re-reads his statement from the Blue Room about the budget at the White House in Washington

    Posted: 4/9/2011 2:14:25 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama re-reads his statement from the Blue Room about the budget at the White House in Washington April 8, 2011. The U.S. Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight. Racing against the clock and with no debate, the Senate passed the bill by voice vote after congressional leaders reached a deal with President Obama on a funding bill for the rest of the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - peaker of the House John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    peaker of the House John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 4/8/2011 11:53:49 PM EST
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (C) announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. The U.S. Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Speaker of the House Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Speaker of the House Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 4/8/2011 11:45:39 PM EST
    Speaker of the House John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. The U.S. Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight. Racing against the clock and with no debate, the Senate passed the bill by voice vote after congressional leaders reached a deal with President Barack Obama on a funding bill for the rest of the fiscal year that ends on Sept. 30. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Speaker of the House John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Speaker of the House John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 4/8/2011 11:41:14 PM EST
    Speaker of the House John Boehner announces a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. The U.S. Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Senator Reid after a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Senator Reid after a budget deal in the Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 4/8/2011 11:40:16 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leaves the Senate floor after a budget deal was reached in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. The U.S. Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leaves the Senate Floor after a budget deal was reached in the Capitol in Washington

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leaves the Senate Floor after a budget deal was reached in the Capitol in Washington

    Posted: 4/8/2011 11:38:47 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leaves the Senate Floor after a budget deal was reached in the Capitol in Washington April 8, 2011. The U.S. Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - U.S. President Barack Obama walks into the Blue Room to re-read his statement about the budget at the White House in Washington

    U.S. President Barack Obama walks into the Blue Room to re-read his statement about the budget at the White House in Washington

    Posted: 4/8/2011 11:29:32 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama walks into the Blue Room to re-read his statement about the budget, at the White House in Washington April 8, 2011. The U.S. Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - U.S. President Barack Obama re-reads his statement from the Blue Room about the budget at the White House in Washington

    U.S. President Barack Obama re-reads his statement from the Blue Room about the budget at the White House in Washington

    Posted: 4/8/2011 11:27:09 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama re-reads his statement from the Blue Room about the budget at the White House in Washington April 8, 2011. The U.S. Senate hurriedly passed a stopgap spending bill on Friday to fund the federal government for one week to avert a government shutdown at midnight. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo shows a U.S. soldier keeping watch at Camp Phoenix in Kabul

    File photo shows a U.S. soldier keeping watch at Camp Phoenix in Kabul

    Posted: 4/8/2011 4:12:26 PM EST
    A U.S. soldier keeps watch after an attack at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, in this April 2, 2011 file photo. A looming U.S. government shutdown would be felt thousands of miles away by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq and there could be a high political cost for the lawmakers who let it happen. With a midnight deadline looming, the White House and Congress scrambled on April 8, 2011 to break a budget impasse that threatens to shut down the U.S. government. Soldiers will not get their paychecks for the duration of the shutdown, leaving their families at home struggling to pay the bills. Picture taken April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

    Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

    Posted: 4/8/2011 1:43:27 PM EST
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) makes remarks to the media, emphasizing that money issues remain unresolved, after GOP meetings, as Congressional negotiations continue in an attempt to break an impasse in funding the federal budget through the end of the year, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, April 8, 2011. With a government shutdown looming in hours, the White House and Congress worked furiously on Friday to reach a U.S. budget deadlock and prevent a deadlock that would idle hundreds of thousands of workers. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

    Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

    Posted: 4/8/2011 1:41:32 PM EST
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C), along with Republican leaders including Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) (2nd R) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) (R), makes remarks to the media, emphasizing that money issues remain unresolved, after GOP meetings, as Congressional negotiations continue in an attempt to break an impasse in funding the federal budget through the end of the year, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, April 8, 2011. With a government shutdown looming in hours, the White House and Congress worked furiously on Friday to reach a U.S. budget deadlock and prevent a deadlock that would idle hundreds of thousands of workers. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

    Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

    Posted: 4/8/2011 1:35:16 PM EST
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C), along with Republican leaders including Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) (2nd R) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), makes remarks to the media, emphasizing that money issues remain unresolved, after GOP meetings, as Congressional negotiations continue in an attempt to break an impasse in funding the federal budget through the end of the year, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, April 8, 2011. With a government shutdown looming in hours, the White House and Congress worked furiously on Friday to reach a U.S. budget deadlock and prevent a deadlock that would idle hundreds of thousands of workers. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

    Congress works to break impasse on funding the federal government to avoid a shutdown

    Posted: 4/8/2011 12:36:22 PM EST
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) make remarks to the media as Congressional negotiations continue in an attempt to break an impasse in funding the federal budget through the end of the fiscal year to avoid a government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, April 8, 2011. With a government shutdown looming in hours, the White House and Congress worked furiously on Friday to reach a U.S. budget deadlock and prevent a deadlock that would idle hundreds of thousands of workers. REUTERS/Mike Theiler (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)