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UPDATE: Government Lapse of Appropriations and Shutdown Status

After 35 days of closure, with multiple House bills debated and passed, and Senate bills debated, President Trump called a press conference the afternoon of Jan. 25 relating to ending the government shutdown. Standing in the Rose Garden, the president announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks and provide for ongoing fiscal negotiations:

  • Clean Continuing Resolution that reopens government, including vital programs like EB-5, to Feb. 15;
  • No designated “wall” funding;
  • Creates a legislative path for Department of Homeland Security appropriations to be conferenced and negotiated;
  • Calls for two resolutions; one to open all of government and one as the DHS Appropriations Conference vehicle;
  • Includes specific back-pay provision for federal employees.

Update  - more information on immigration and government reopening 

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Robert Maples, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Government Policy

Robert Y. Maples is experienced in the Washington, D.C. federal, state and public affairs arenas. He has also been an advocate for building pragmatic alliances to resolve major social issues and has pioneered strategies for addressing complex public affairs crises in collaborative versus confrontational contexts. He continues his advocacy of pragmatic alliances in furtherance of client/government collaborations among the Congress and federal agencies, and serves as state counsel on complex client public policy matters. He is experienced in complex problem solving in...