UPDATE: Services restored Thursday, October 17.
Some federal government websites and databases are completely unavailable, but others have banners posted about limited support and lack of updating. The following sites are down or almost completely down:
GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) will be updated, with Congressional and Federal Register information only.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics site is available for archived information, but is not being updated with new data.
Toll-free: 1-800-FED-INFO (1-800-333-4636) for answers to government questions. This phone number will continue to operate during the government shutdown, 8 AM - 8 PM Monday through Friday (Eastern Time).
Fifty years ago on August 28, 1963, an estimated 250,000 people marched to the
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, where they heard Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous
"I Have a Dream" speech. The speech gave an impassioned voice to the demands
of the U.S. civil rights movement: equal rights and justice for all citizens.