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White House sees "very real" impact in government shutdown
April 7, 2011 / 5:03 PM / in 7 years

White House sees "very real" impact in government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown would inflict real harm on ordinary Americans and hinder the country’s economy, a top White House aide said Thursday.

A shutdown “would have very real effects on services the American people rely on, as well as the economy as a whole,” Jeffrey Zients, deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, told reporters.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Alister Bull, editing by Will Dunham

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