Statue of Liberty will reopen but shutdown keeps other parks closed

A United States Park Police officer center locks a gate leading to a Statue of Liberty ferry Saturday Jan. 20 2018 in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday

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Governors have taken actions during previous shutdowns, with Cuomo also keeping the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island open in 2013.

"This park is a symbol of NY and our values".

New York State has 35 sites under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, including places like the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan and Niagara Falls. The Statue of Liberty will reopen Monday after the NY state agreed to pay to reopen it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

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On a whole, "essential services" will continue, and essential workers will remain on the job, albeit without pay. But in Philadelphia, visitors were turned away at the Liberty Bell. Nearly half the 2 million civilian federal workers will be barred from doing their jobs if the shutdown extends into Monday. Funds ran out at midnight Friday, leaving 48 hours before the most dramatic effect — the furloughing of almost 1 million federal employees — takes place.

The governor, a Democrat, said the closure of the statue amid a government shutdown sparked by an immigration fight also has symbolic importance.

"There would be no gap in their pay unless the shutdown lasted past February 1, and otherwise they would continue on the job without getting paid until the shutdown ended or until Congress and the president agreed to cover their costs before it ended", according to The Washington Post fact checker, who debunked President Trump's numerous claims that the military would be hit the hardest in the event of a government shutdown. After a scare about veterans not getting the care they needed during the last shutdown, the Veterans Health Administration has been getting its funding appropriated in advance. "And symbolically, you can shut down the government, but you can't shut down the Statue of Liberty".

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In an unusual move, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose department oversees the parks service, said on Twitter that he had personally helped welcome visitors to the World War II memorial on the National Mall in Washington.

In New York, the governor said the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are vital to the state's tourism industry and couldn't remain closed.

"We will keep it open literally", Cuomo said.

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That decision was taken out of her hands because of a doping ban following a failed test on her previous visit to Melbourne Park. Five of his 19 Grand Slam singles titles have been in Australia. "It was a straight-set win but nearly two-and a-half-hours".

In the hours leading up to the shutdown, the Trump administration was working on ways to keep hundreds of parks open without staff in an effort to avoid public anger, though it was unclear which ones would close. "But now, we're not allowed to go out there and see it". He said he hopes for a quick resolution from Washington, D.C., but if there isn't, "It will damage me severely". And Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park and other federally managed natural areas in Florida will be partially closed.

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