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.