Capitol Report: Here’s what would happen if the government shuts down

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A sign informing visitors that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on Oct. 1, 2013 in New York City.

The threat of a government shutdown is looming early Saturday as lawmakers remain divided over immigration and funding federal operations for even a short period of time.

For the first time since 2013, federal employees could be furloughed — although the U.S. mail would continue to be delivered and military personnel would still be on duty.

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said national parks would remain open but trash would not be picked up.

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