Two states that will suffer the greatest impact are Maryland and Virginia, as an estimated 250,000 and 120,000 of their residents, respectively, are federal employees, according to PBS.
The streets of Washington D.C. could very well be filled with double-parked cars and garbage bags next week as parking officers and garbage collectors have been deemed "non-essential" part of the government.
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-- Written by Theresa McCabe in Boston