• Government Shutdown
  • March 1, 2018 | Author: Kathleen M. Slattery
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • A partial federal shutdown went into effect at midnight last Friday when the Senate was unable to agree on a short-term funding measure. All federal employees that are considered “essential” will continue to work as normal, and some entire agencies have announced that they will continue normal operations for the time being. The FCC released a statement announcing that it will remain open and pay staff at least through Friday, January 26. This afternoon, the Senate passed a bill that would end the shutdown and fund the government through February 8, 2018. The House is likely to vote in favor of the bill later today