3 Days of 'Shutdown,' $3B in HUD Spending

October 6, 2013 - 9:22 AM

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan (AP Photo)

(CNSNews.com) - In the first three days of what is being called a government "shutdown" or "partial shutdown," the federal government spent approximately $3 billion on the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to the Daily Treasury Statement released at 4:00 p.m. Friday.

The Treasury said it had spent $2.965 billion on Housing and Urban Development programs from Tuesday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 3. Data will not be available on how much money the government spent on HUD programs on Friday until the Treasury releases its next daily statement at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.

In the first three days of October of last year, when the government was not in a "shutdown" or "partial shutdown," the Treasury spent almost the exact same amount of money--$2.966 billion--on HUD programs as it did in the first three days of this year when it was in a "shutdown" or "partial shutdown."