How a government shutdown could impact local veterans


There are steps that local veterans and families of active duty military members should and should not take in the event of a government shutdown.  The tone of President Trump's meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders his week raised concerns that a shutdown could be a real possibility.  Door County Veterans Service Officer Scott McFarland says the information he's currently receiving indicates that a shutdown would not affect military or veterans pensions and Social Security.  McFarland says, however, he's heard that before.



McFarland suggests some steps veterans and military families can take should a shutdown happen.



Funding expires for a number of key government agencies on December 21st at midnight. 

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