3 government shutdowns have cost agencies 57,000 productive years

Federal News Network: Three government shutdowns over the past six years have cost taxpayers nearly $4 billion and nearly 57,000 lost years of productive time, according to a new Senate report.

With the deadline nearing to avoid another shutdown by the end of the fiscal year, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation earlier this week totaled the costs and productivity loses of the last three lapses in appropriations.

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