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Nick Rahall, D-W.Va. announced Wednesday that due to the federal government shutdown, the Academy Day scheduled for Saturday, October 5, in Huntington and Beckley, would be postponed. 

The events will be rescheduled at a later date.

"The U.S. Service Academies had planned to send representatives to Academy Day, but their hands are tied because of the government shutdown.  Once the budget standoff ends, we will reschedule Academy Day," said Rahall.

"College planning shouldn't have to be put on hold just because of a game of political point-scoring going on in Congress.  That kind of gamesmanship should be reserved for the gridiron, but, apparently, even the Army-Navy match-up may not happen thanks to the scrapping occurring within the Majority Party in the House."