Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - All eyes are on Washington, DC, hoping that lawmakers can come up with a way to reverse a partial government shutdown.
The shutdown took effect at the stroke of midnight, Tuesday morning.
Congress worked into the wee hours of the morning, but failed to break the bitter budget standoff over President Obama's health care law.
800-thousand federal workers will stay home on Tuesday without pay. Many more are expected to show up to work, without guarantee of a paycheck.
The federal government is the second largest employer in Western New York. There are more than 11-thousand federal employees in the area.