US federal workers were excited to return to their daily grind, as the 16-day shutdown came to an end. But optimism is in short supply, as Congress prepares for another showdown in just a few months.
It's a positive sign that the US Congress finally managed to pass a budget and end a brief shutdown. But the deal leaves the "Dreamers" hanging once again and shatters the myth that deficits matter, says Michael Knigge.
Both the US Senate and the House have voted to restore funding to government agencies — for now. Democrats are unhappy about Republican immigration reforms, but agreed to extend funding until early February.
Senate Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach a compromise on a short-term funding measure. The partial shutdown comes on the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump's inauguration.
The US government shutdown has ended after the House voted to pass a stopgap spending measure. The Senate's failure to pass the bill before the stroke of midnight had led to a temporary freeze of federal funds.
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