It is a part of their job duty to complete tasks in a timely manner and prioritize. When the federal government closed in 2013 it was due to not agreeing on a budget. Myself and many other government employees and patrons who depend on the federal programs had no choice, no paycheck and no resources. I hope that voting yes will prevent something's no like this from happening again. From October 1 through 16, 2013, the United States federal government entered a shutdown and curtailed most routine operations because neither legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014 nor a continuing resolution for the interim authorization of appropriations for fiscal year 2014 was enacted in time. Regular government operations resumed October 17 after an interim appropriations bill was signed into law.