President Trump announced on Friday, January 25, that he and Congress reached a deal to temporarily fund the agencies affected by the partial government shutdown until February 15, 2019. Congress voted to pass the funding bill late Friday night.
The government shutdown lasted for 35 days which was the longest shutdown to ever occur. This lapse in appropriations has seriously affected trade policy and a number of federal agencies were closed or were operating with minimal staff (see our previous post here).
We will continue to monitor this situation and provide periodic updates as more information becomes available. For more information concerning the government shutdown and how it affects trade, please contact Jeffrey Neeley, Nithya Nagarajan, Cortney Morgan, Robert Stang, or Beau Jackson.