On Tuesday, the US Government began a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years. This means that up to 1 million workers will go on unpaid leave which will close national parks and other government services. But, according to Reuters (see here), spending for essential functions related to national security and public safety will continue, including pay for U.S. military troops. According to a tweet from the US Embassy in Bangkok, this will include both the embassy and consulate general in Thailand.
RT @ACSBKK: The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai remain open for all consular services, including visa processing.