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The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. —THOMAS JEFFERSON, 1788

What you’re missing today

USS_Los_Angeles_moored_to_USS_Patoka,_1931The TV news has wall-to-wall coverage of what is affected by the shutdown of the federal government, but it’s far from comprehensive. Here are just a few of the federal agencies whose services we’ll have to manage without until Congress acts:

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Chief Human Capital Officers Council

Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee

Foreign Agricultural Service

* Office of Fossil Energy

* Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Office

Indian Arts and Crafts Board

* Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group

* Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries

* Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Marine Mammal Commission

* Office of Refugee Resettlement

* Office of the Pardon Attorney

* Railroad Retirement Board

* Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation

* Tax Court

U.S. Arctic Research Commission

U.S. Board on Geographic Names

Weights and Measures Division

And a bit of good news amid the gloom: it appears the government will hang on to the Federal Helium Reserve a little while longer.

Mike Antonucci

Mike Antonucci is director of the Education Intelligence Agency and has written for The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, HotAir, and The American Enterprise. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed “This Land Is Our Land: How to Win the War Against Private Property” and has appeared on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor.

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