President Trump has signed the funding bill passed earlier today in the Senate, and approved this afternoon in the House to fund the government through February 8th. Most federal employees should prepare pick back up with their regular work schedules for Tuesday. (Check with your home agency.)
The Senate’s earlier cloture vote to end the three-day shutdown was held after negotiations stretched through the weekend with much finger-pointing, messaging and frantic polling.
The funding measure does not include provisions for immigration – specifically the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – a key sticking point on failures to reach a budget deal. The measure does however include a six-year funding extension for the Children’s Health Care Insurance Program (CHIP) which has also featured prominently over months of failed negotiations.
In exchange for stripping immigration language from the bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on the Senate floor earlier on Monday to schedule an immigration debate with an open amendment process – if a longer-term agreement is not reached by February 8.