WASHINGTON – Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg held a news conference Thursday afternoon to address the impact a government shutdown would have on the country.

The federal government is heading closer to a shutdown that is expected to disrupt many services and the paychecks of millions of federal workers as Republicans in the House force a confrontation over federal spending.

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The federal government is expected to shut down on Oct. 1.