WASHINGTON In light of the potential government shutdown, KMOT reached out to a spokesperson with the United States Air Force to find out how the shutdown could impact Minot Air Force Base.
Brooke Brzozowske with the United States Air Force Press Desk, released the following statement:
“Under a government shutdown, operations and activities that are essential to safety, protection of human life, and protection of national security can continue. Civilian personnel who are engaged in these activities would continue in a normal duty status without pay until Congress makes appropriated funds available. Civilian employees not engaged in these activities would be furloughed."
“While I cannot speak to Minot's specific impact, our foremost need right now is to receive an enacted appropriation for Fiscal Year 2018 as soon as possible. We are hopeful that there is enough time for Congress to prevent a lapse in appropriations.”