Federal Update: Shutdown Avoided; Trump Reaches 100 Days; Health Care Reform
With a few hours left, a government shutdown was avoided with Congress passing a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open for another week. House members voted 382-30 to approve the temporary measure, extending the deadline out to May 5 to reach a compromise on legislation to fund the government through Sept. 30. Had the government shutdown, it would have begun on Saturday – which also marked an end to the President’s first 100 days in office. Still no progress on healthcare reform, banking reform, tax reform or infrastructure funding – but lots of talk.