17 Government Run Businesses That Are Closed Because of Government Shutdown

We keep hearing about the government shutdown, and how it’s forced thousands of people out of work, at the hands of immature and bratty Congress officials who rather fight and bicker than do their job and serve the American people.
Here are 17 organizations that are out-of-work until Congress can get their life!
A US Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

National Park Service

With Congress still unable to reach an agreement on the federal budget, the U.S. government was forced to enter its first shutdown in 17 years on Oct. 1, 2013. From the Departments of Education and Commerce to the National Park Service (seen here), see what agencies have been impacted and how …

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

Department of Education

According to figures by the Office of Management and Budget, 94 percent of employees at the Department of Education — that’s 3,983 people — have been furloughed due to the government shutdown. Here, the department’s website explains the immediate effect of the “lack of appropriations.”

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

Department of Energy

The shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed, including the Department of Energy where 9,595 people — 69 percent of employees — have been furloughed.

U.S. Park Service employee puts a closed sign on the restrooms at the World War II Memorial ticket office on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the serv

National Park Service

On Oct. 1, 2013, National Park Service park facilities and grounds closed their doors after more than 21,000 of the service’s employees were furloughed. Here, an employee puts up a “closed” sign at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

A sign announces the closure of the National Air and Space Museum due to a partial government shut down in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. was forced to temporarily close its doors due to the first government shutdown in 17 years. As many as 800,000 federal employees have been idled as a deadlock wages on at Capitol Hill.

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

Department of Justice

A breakdown of numbers at the Department of Justice: Total Employees: 114,486, Number Furloughed: 96,744, Percent Furloughed: 84.5

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

At the Environmental Protection Agency, 15,592 employees have been furloughed, more than 96 percent of the agency. Here, a headline on the EPA’s website announces “the federal government is currently shut down.”

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

Smithsonian Institute

Total Employees: 4,202, Number Furloughed: 3,514, Percent Furloughed: 83.6

National Zoological Park Police Officers Will Jones, right, and William Burroughs guard the entrance to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, as the zoo is closed due to the government shutdown.

Smithsonian Institute and National Zoo

The Smithsonian Institute and National Zoo will not be open to the public as long as the government is shut down.

A sign announces the closure of the National Gallery due to a partial government shut down in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

National Gallery of Art

A sign announces the closure of the National Gallery due to a partial government shutdown in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1, 2013.

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services was one of the dozens of agencies impacted by the shutdown. Total Employees: 78,198, Number Furloughed: 40,512, Percent Furloughed: 52.

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

Department of Homeland Security

Total Employees: 231,117, Number Furloughed: 31,295, Percent Furloughed: 13.5

Mark Weekley, superintendent at the National Park Service's Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail, affixes the edges of a sign proclaiming the facility closed due to the federal government shutdown, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

National Park Service

The effects of the government shutdown is being felt around the country. Here, Mark Weekley, superintendent at the National Park Service’s Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail in Omaha, Neb., hangs a sign announcing the park to be closed on Oct. 1, 2013.

A woman leaves the National Archives building in Washington D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

National Archives

Operations have been temporarily suspended at the National Archives, where 3,184 people currently work.

 People look at a sign for informing that the Statue of Liberty is closed due to the government shutdown in Battery Park on October 1, 2013 in New York City.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Scores of sightseers lining up to see Lady Liberty in New York City found themselves sorely disappointed after it was revealed that the Statue of Liberty, a federal park, was closed because of the shutdown.

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

Department of the Interior

Total Employees: 72,562, Number Furloughed: 58,765, Percent Furloughed: 81

The government shutdown has cause non-essential services to be closed - many have notices on their websites.

Department of Commerce

Total employees: 46,420, Number furloughed: 40,234, Percent furloughed: 87

Source: NYDailyNews