Federal Update

U.S. Capitol

The Federal Government is still shut down and President Trump, the United States Senate and the United States House are still in stalemate. The partial government shutdown has now lasted almost 4 weeks with no end in sight.

The House passed another bill Thursday afternoon that would reopen the nine shuttered federal departments through Feb. 28.

The House voted on a voice vote to advance the measure, H.J. Res. 28 (116), which joins the pile of eight other House-passed spending bills. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to let all of the spending bills languish without Senate action until the Leader gets the blessing of President. The President has refused to sign any funding measures that do not include at least $5 billion for the border wall.

Under the legislation, the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, State, Transportation and Treasury would all be funded through the end of February.