Yea, unfortunately it’s because of the government shutdown. Our amazing republican congress members have chosen to shutdown the entire government rather than allow their constituents affordable healthcare. In so doing they’ve put almost a million people out of work who work for the government, including nasa, smithsonian, the national science foundation, and other “non critical” jobs.
While those people are out of work the republicans are arguing against a bill that would halt their pay until a resolution is found (yes, congress is still getting paid while the republicans stopped payment on almost a million Americans’ paychecks).
I think it’s terrible, and atrocious that congress can do this and that the republicans have put people out of work because they can’t to their jobs.