Government shutdown blocks overseas troops from watching title games

Government shutdown is costing deployed service members the NFL Playoffs

Government shutdown is costing deployed service members the NFL Playoffs

One question that was asked in the aftermath was whether or not those serving overseas would be able to watch the AFC and NFC championship games.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer aka #SchumerShutdown refused to concede any ground to President Trump over immigration reform and just as he and Nancy Pelosi have been promising, they chose to put the interests of those illegals over those of 360 + million American citizens including the troops.

"Thanks to uniform leadership at AFN, our comptroller and legal team, we were able to turn on one channel based on operational necessity and FY17 funds had already been paid on the contract", White said in a release.

American Forces Network, the TV and radio broadcast service for USA troops overseas, is now unavailable due to the federal government shutdown that began Saturday, according to the Pentagon and AFN's social media accounts.

It was reported Saturday that AFN would not be available, that according to a statement from the Pentagon.

Both the AFC and NFC conference championships are scheduled for Sunday.

US govt shuts down as Congress misses deadline
Joe Donnelly of IN and later Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - to say that they would vote to keep the government open. During the 2013 and 1995-96 shutdowns, Republicans were blamed for grinding the government to a halt. "Sen.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tweeted on Saturday: "Military members can watch tomorrow's NFL games at USO Centers overseas through NFL Game Pass for free".

The federal government is now in a partial shutdown. Several military members even took to the AFN Europe's Facebook page to complain about the situation.

Politics and the National Football League are becoming intertwined once again.

"If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast".

For those who have been in the armed services, life can be pretty miserable at times and the games are an invaluable way to rest and unwind.

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