No Government Shutdown…Again

Will there be a government shutdown? No, there will not be. The Senate Democrats blocking passage said  they would not force the federal government to close over the disagreement about coal miners’ benefits.

With less than an hour remaining before another shutdown, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28 by a vote of 63-36. The bill includes funding flexibility for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to maintain staffing levels and address the recent influx of migrants and unaccompanied children at the ports.

A threat of a government shutdown appears to to have ended. Democratic senators and aides say they scored their political points by holding up a funding bill that has to pass before midnight to avert a shutdown.