I discovered this link in my email from Budget Travel. It has some useful tips on getting through security.
While the government is partially shutdown, several of those agencies that are deemed essential and working are not getting paid. This makes for a(n) (understandably) frustrating situation for those employees and their families. Some have been calling in sick. I can’t say I blame them.
Budget Travel has offered what it thinks you can expect, and some ways to make it easier on you and your family when you’re traveling during this time.
Please also don’t forget the TSA employees who are working to keep all of us safe and not getting paid for their important work. (Not everyone will be given their back pay; I don’t know the specifics of who will and who won’t, but I do believe it would need an order signed by the President.)