US shutdown: Jesse's story
The US government has closed non-essential operations after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget.
The partial shutdown began earlier this week after Republicans refused to approve a budget, saying they would only do so if funding for President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms was delayed.
The impact of the shutdown is being felt across the country.
Jesse Weaver from Long Beach Mississippi is one of the thousands of federal workers who are being forced not to work and are losing out on their income.
- From the section US & Canada