Federal Relations

January 25, 2019

Shutdown Enters 35th Day

The partial shutdown is now in its 35th day.  Although the Senate defeated two proposals– the first two proposals that were voted on since the start of the shutdown– yesterday, the two parties have started talking about a path forward.  Read more about it here.

Immediately after the Senate votes, a small group of bipartisan Senators floated the idea of a three-week continuing resolution that would reopen the government temporarily and allow members to negotiate on border security.  That proposal was dismissed by the White House even before it was formally considered because it did not contain any  funding for a wall.  The House Democrats continue to object to funding a wall.