Federal Government Reopens

On January 25, 2019, the President signed a bill to reopen the Federal Government after a 35-day shutdown, the longest shutdown in history.  This bill included funding for all agencies affected by the government shutdown, however, did not include funding for the border wall. Lawmakers will need to agree on a budget for this fiscal year before February 15 to avoid another shutdown. A conference committee was established to negotiate the details of the next deal.