Some 100 employees of the Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton could be furloughed as part of Tuesday's federal government shut-down.
According to Congressman Tim Bishop, operations at the cemetery are full-funded until Oct. 15, however, it the shut-down continues, the employees will be furloughed.
That will lead, the congressman said to reductions in the number of burials performed and maintenance such as groundskeeping at the cemetery.
Bishop, has called the furloughs across the board, including ones made on Tuesday at the 106 Rescue Wing in Westhampton, avoidable.
He said, "The House GOP has voted to ensure a harmful, and completely avoidable, shutdown of federal government operations beginning today. It is deeply reckless that the House leadership and its Tea Party-dominated caucus have abdicated their responsibility to govern and, instead, have chosen to pursue partisan political goals at the expense of the American people’s interests.