The federal government is back in business. The federal government partially shut down late Friday night, after lawmakers failed to agree on a budget for government agencies and operations. But after 2 days, 13 hours several minutes and a couple of seconds, the Senate voted 81-18 to reopen the federal government.
Federal services that were on hold due #GovernmentShutdown2018 will be up and running again on Jan. 23, 2018.
The U.S. political website TheHill.com gave a play by play of how politicians came to a compromise to get the government back up and running.
The proposal is just a quick fix. Politicians have until Feb.8, 2018 to come to an agreement on several key issues important to each party. If they can’t come to a reasonable compromise then we could face another government shutdown.
Some of the hot button topics are the opioid crisis, funding for natural disasters, as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
This is an ongoing story, which we’ll keep you posted as Feb. 8, inches closer.