UT’s Office of Research and Engagement is monitoring national news and sponsor websites to keep abreast of information related to the federal government shutdown and short-term spending bill that was passed Monday, January 22.
Senate Votes to End Shutdown
After a three-day lapse in appropriations, the Senate voted to pass a short-term spending package which will fund the government through February 8. The next step is to have the Senate grant final approval for the bill and send to the House for approval.
Monday’s vote was the work of a bipartisan group of more than 20 Senators working over the weekend to reach a compromise. According to an article in the New York Times, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “pledged Monday morning that he would permit a ‘free and open debate’ on immigration next month if the issue had not been resolved by then.”
We will update regularly to bring you developments from Washington, DC.