By IndyKids Staff

FLICKR / James Palinsad

 

On January 22, 2018, the federal government reopened after a three-day-long shutdown. When Republicans and Democrats in the Senate could not come to an agreement over immigration, they let the budget for the government run out. Non-essential government-run organizations such as National Parks had to close. In order to end the shutdown, Congress passed a short-term funding bill that keeps the government open until February 8. The House of Representatives wants to pass another bill to extend the deadline to March 22, but the Senate has yet to decide.