Sen. Gordon Statement on Potential Federal Government Shutdown

September 28, 2023

State Sen. Jeff Gordon (R-Woodstock) today issued a statement on the potential federal government shutdown on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023.


He said, “There is a lot of news and anxiety about a possible upcoming federal government shutdown. I share the concerns of people in the 35th State Senate District and throughout Connecticut. It is not a matter in the state legislature. Rather, the matter is for the Congress and the President to work toward a solution. I encourage them to work together to prevent a federal government shutdown, which my constituents and I do not want to see.


“Many state services in Connecticut funded by the state’s budget would continue to operate as usual during a federal government shutdown. Examples include public education, public safety and law enforcement, public transportation, public works, and healthcare services provided by the state.


“There could be some services in Connecticut affected if dependent upon federal funding or if ‘non-essential’ federal employees are furloughed. Examples include federal grant programs, food assistance programs, national parks, and federal facilities within Connecticut.


“If you are a federal employee, if you rely upon federal services, or if you have business with the federal government, then please plan accordingly. My office is available to help direct you to your U.S. Representative or U.S. Senator if you have questions or concerns. You can also find information from individual government agencies on their respective websites.”