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OCT 08, 2013 - Huffington Post

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The Government Shutdown Trickle-Down: 50 Effects Of The Budget Standstill

WASHINGTON -- Oct. 1 was not Natalia Otero's best day on the job. As executive director of DC Safe, a nonprofit that provides emergency services and shelter to victims of domestic violence in Washington, her organization may not seem like a potential victim of a federal government shutdown. But at the turn of the month, with Congress deadlocked, $250,000 in federal and local grants for DC Safe were effectively frozen. That quarter of a million dollars would have paid cab fare for battered women to travel from a hospital emergency room to a shelter. It would have paid for food to families ... Read More

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