January 22, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
Late Friday night, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a stopgap continuing budget resolution. At midnight, the U.S. government began a partial closure which continued through the weekend. Efforts to reach an agreement continued through the weekend but no agreement was reached. The OMB (Office of Management and Budget) ordered an orderly shutdown of non-essential government offices. Some employees are expected to show up for a few hours but mainly to shut down systems.
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The Senate has voted 81 to 18 to reopen the government and keep it running through February 8. The bill now moves to the House and then to the president for his signature, a process that is expected to take no more than a few hours. Democrats agreed to the yes vote and expect in return to get an up-or-down vote on DACA immigration before February 8.