Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Google+ Hangout on Shutdown's Effect

Friday, Oct 18, 2013  |  Updated 5:01 PM EST
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Check out NBCWashington's special video chat about the lingering impact of the federal government shutdown. The discussion was moderated by News4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane and Wendy Warren, editorial manager for digital at NBCWashington. Panelists were:

Farah Ahmad, a policy analyst for Progress 2050 at the Center for American Progress, who focuses on demographic changes in the United States and policy opportunities to strengthen the U.S. economy and workforce by embracing its growing diversity.

And Joann Weiner, who teaches economics at the George Washington University and also writes about economics, tax, and politics for the She the People blog at the Washington Post. She has previously worked for the U.S. Treasury Department, Tax Analysts, and Bloomberg.

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