When members of Congress were unable to come to a consensus at the end of the previous week, a majority of federal employees got an extra day off.
Late Monday afternoon, Congress and President Trump passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government until at least Feb. 8. Reopening the government, even temporarily, may give Congress more time to negotiate the fiscal budget, but it also ensures federal employees are able to go to work, and receive a timely pay check.
When the CR passed, many government agencies and employees took to social media to show their relief and remind employees and the public that the government is once again open for business.
Good morning. We're back online and will resume our efforts to share information.
But unlike the previous shutdown in 2013 that lasted around 16 days, the weekend shutdown didn’t leave as lasting of an impact. Agency leadership used Twitter and Facebook to show the public just that — and also to reach out to their employees and give thanks for their service.
Just got word @POTUS has signed a short-term bill to restart the government. Looking forward to having ALL our teammates back at work tomorrow. Thanks for helping each other navigate the uncertainty & for being good wingmen.
Be assured that during the government shutdown, thousands of dedicated @USDA employees were still on the job ensuring the security of the food supply and protecting public safety. We are grateful for their dedication. Now back to regular operations Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/JvekZ6hnLz
You can expect @USDA offices across the country to be open for normal business Tuesday, now that @POTUS has signed the funding bill passed by Congress. Many thanks to our dedicated employees for continuing to "Do right and feed everyone." pic.twitter.com/p6n21avD8E
Due to Congressional and Presidential action, federal government operations will resume on Tuesday, January 23. Library of Congress buildings will reopen to the public, researchers and staff, and public events will resume. https://t.co/ccJZHG0ye7
Not all federal employees were furloughed, however. The shutdown did not stop some excepted employees from having to clock in through the weekend or on Monday.
Those in positions that were deemed essential and necessary such as those working in the federal prison system, fire department, police force, border patrol and many others still worked even during the short government shutdown.
Full government operations have resumed. The men and women of ATF never ceased in their efforts to protect the public and serve our nation. We look forward to sharing more about our work here with you soon. pic.twitter.com/KzV5htcdwO