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What Happens When Government Shutdown Ends?

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - It seems that Washington lawmakers are getting closer to ending the shutdown. A local expert talks about what happens when it's all over.

"It's hard to say what we expect to see," said University of Southern Mississippi associate professor of science, Allan McBride.

He said one thin we can expect is to see this possibly happen all over again next year.

"They are no longer working on a strategic long term basis," said McBride.

He said the deal coming up is just a quick fix for right now.

"We expect to face this again in January," he said.

McBride also said for all the government agencies that have been shutdown, it will take some time for them to get back into the swing of things.

"People have to report back to work ," he said. "You can imagine coming into your office after being shutdown for two weeks, the emails have piled up, there are deadlines that have come and gone."

"It'll take a good little bit, weeks maybe a month or two for them to get back," he said. 

There's one main reason McBride said the deal will come sooner than later.

"The government is low on cash at the moment," he said.

McBride said though there's a lot of pressure to get things done,Washington lawmakers are finally giving in on both sides for a compromise.

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