The Perils of a Shutdown, Large & Small

Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr

Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr

(KCPW News) If the federal government shuts down, it will have a very real impact on federal employees, who will have to find another way to put food on the table without receiving a paycheck. But it will be more of a minor inconvenience to Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who’s become famous for sleeping on a cot in his congressional office and showering in the House gym. Every week on Politics Up Close, we talk with Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes, a daily online round-up of Utah politics. He spoke with KCPW’s Jeff Robinson.

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