Government Shutdown Ends After Congress Adopts Spending Bill

January 23, 2018

On Jan. 22, Congress agreed to a short-term spending bill through Feb. 8. The ability to verify new hires through the federal E-Verify system will resume.

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The federal government shut down after weeks of unsuccessfully trying to negotiate the federal budget. The shutdown began at midnight on January 20th, and congress spent the weekend working to try to create a short-term spending measure so they could fund the government while they continued to negotiate the budget.

Short-Term Spending Bill Approved

On Monday, January 22nd, Congress agreed to a short-term spending bill to fund government operations through February 8th, and the President signed the measure that evening.

What to Expect

Federal operations should resume normally, including the ability to verify new hires through the federal E-Verify system. As noted above, this solution is temporary and further legislation must be passed before February 8th in order to keep the government funded. Paylocity will continue to monitor Congress’ activity and alert our clients of any important developments.


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