Government shutdown: Get up to speed in 20 questions

Updated 7:49 AM EDT, Tue October 1, 2013

Story highlights

The new fiscal year has begun, but Congress couldn't agree on a spending deal in time

House Republicans want a bill that include anti-Obamacare amendments

Senate Democrats want a spending bill with no amendments attached

More than 800,000 workers are expected to be furloughed starting Tuesday

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So what happens now that a shutdown is in place?

Republicans and Democrats couldn’t agree on a spending plan for the fiscal year that started Tuesday as they wrangled over Obamacare, leaving federal coffers short.