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Congress Negotiates an End to Government Shutdown
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 6:55 AM

Congress reached a deal Monday to fund the federal government, ending a three-day government shutdown after having failed to pass a short-term funding bill Friday, which impacted federal operations and offices.

The House was originally scheduled to be out of session this week, but stayed through the weekend until the Senate agreed to move forward on a short-term funding bill earlier today. The Senate is currently expected to proceed with their previously scheduled hearings.

This new measure will keep the government funded through Feb. 8, including the National Flood Insurance Program.

Credit unions that are housed on federal facilities and military installations should be able to return to normal operations as those facilities reopen. 

The Senate, on an 81-18 vote, passed an amended measure Monday afternoon that included a provision to ensure federal workers who were furloughed would receive pay for the shutdown days. The bipartisan vote included a six-year extension for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The House voted 266-150 to pass the measure, which was then signed by President Donald Trump.