Shutdown Friday night. Restart Tuesday.

After an almost 70 hour shutdown, Congress passed a continuation of current federal funding until midnight February 8. It appears that the two Senate leaders (Sen. McConnell and Sen. Schumer) agreed to a deal to continue working towards a DACA (aka "Dreamer") long term agreement. The House agreed and voted 266-150 in favor of the funding until February 8, (16 days from today). An important but not highlighted aspect of this deal is the 6 year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program ("CHIP"). There is still no long term agreement on budget caps. Negotiations will continue.