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Travelers in U.S. won’t see snarls from government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Air and rail travelers in the United States should not feel a big impact if Congress fails to avert a government shutdown on Tuesday, since passport inspectors, security officers and air traffic controllers will all continue to work as usual.

The Department of Homeland Security said that most employees of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) and Customs and Border Protection are exempt from furloughs that will be put in place if the government shuts down.

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      "General assignment reporter in Washington, DC where she has previously covered the White House, Justice Department, Homeland Security and foreign affairs. Debbie has covered three presidential campaigns, including extensive coverage of Obama from 2007 through inauguration. Also worked in bureaus in Madrid, Bangkok, Montreal, Toronto, New York and Buenos Aires. In February she covered her fifth Olympics in Vancouver."
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