Government Shutdown Update as of 1/4/19
The partial federal government shutdown that began on December
22, 2018 continues. The shutdown impacts nine federal departments and several agencies;
however, the Departments of Health and Human Services and Labor have been funded and are
not impacted by the shutdown.
On January 3rd, the 116th Congress convened to swear in new members, with the first order of
business after approving the rules package, being votes and discussions to end the shutdown.