Partial Federal Government Shutdown – GPO Remains Open

As of the close of business today December 21, 2018 (5:30 pm EST), the GPO was notified that the U.S. Congress had not passed Federal Government appropriations to operate some Federal Government agencies beyond December 21, 2018. GPO, as a legislative branch agency, will be operating after December 21, 2018 because its operating budget was passed and signed by the President. In light of the shutdown, the following are updates on the statuses of GPO services.

  • The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) will be available, however GPO cannot ensure that all PURLs pointing to other Federal agency resources will work during this time. PURLs may point to content on agency websites where funding has not been approved past the December 21, 2018 deadline. All other CGP functionality will continue as usual and will not be affected.
  • FDLP.gov, govinfo, the FDLP Web Archive, and Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government will not be affected and will continue to operate as usual.

GPO will update the FDLP community as information becomes available on the status of Federal Government operations.

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