The Political, Economic, And Human Impact Of The Government Shutdown In N.H.

Jan 9, 2019

Thousands of  federal employees in the Granite State are furloughed, some working without pay. At the same time, certain government programs and private contracts aren't being fulfilled, with effects on the private sector and the general public. 


  • Matt Slaughter - Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. 
  • Dante Scala - Professor of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire and a fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy.
  • Ron Elving - Senior editor and correspondent at the Washington Desk for NPR. 

MAP: What's affected by the shutdown in NH? A partial view...

Other federal agencies with offices in New Hampshire that are partially or fully closed due to the shutdown:

The Department of Agriculture (including the Farm Service Agency, Food Safety Inspections)

The Federal Housing Administration (Funding for affordable housing, including Section 8, is approved through February)

Homeland Security (Including TSA, and cybersecurity)

Department of Commerce (including Social Security, Food Assistance)

Federal Alcohol and Trade Tax Bureau of the Department of the Treasury (which funds trade and loans for breweries and other businesses)

Internal Revenue Service (where some employees will be working without pay to ensure people recieve tax returns)

The State Department (including Visa distribution centers like the one in Portsmouth)

Department of Interior (including USGS, the Park Service, and Fish and Wildlife Service, which are partially or completely closed)