For five weeks, as President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funding led to the longest (partial) shutdown in history, hundreds of thousands of Americans went unpaid. But beyond the clearest cases of federal workers missing salary payments, the effects of the shutdown spread across the country, impacting all types of American life.

Friday afternoon, Trump announced a deal had been reached to re-open the government for another three weeks. It’s not clear what will happen after a new round of negotiations.

But so far, here are some of the biggest examples of what the 35-day stoppage wrought:


Had the shutdown continued much longer, even more was at stake:

  • Jan. 29
  • The State of the Union address was planned. President Trump agreed to postpone the speech until after the shutdown ends.
  • Jan. 30
  • 50,000 Coast Guard members will miss their second paycheck, according to the Military Times.
  • Feb. 1
  • All federal courts will run out of operating money, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced. “There is no historical precedent to help predict what will actually happen,” according to the Brennan Center for Justice. About 33,000 employees work for the federal courts, according to the New York Times.
  • March 1
  • 40 million Americans may lose SNAP funding, according to Business Insider. Recipients got their February money in advance but do not know when anything else will come. “I am losing sleep over this, man,” a Montana mom told NPR.
  • April 1
  • 29 million children who rely on funding for school lunch programs may see the well dry up. USDA’s child nutrition programs, which help give students lunch and breakfast, are funded quarterly and set through March.