LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — At midnight EST Monday, Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending bill and parts of the federal government officially shut down.
The shutdown will have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
Mail will be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits will continue to flow.
But vacationers will be turned away from national parks and parts of some government funded museums will close. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages may face delays.
Read more on CBSLA.com for a look at how services will or will not be affected by the closure.