U.S. federal employees started the day with the government being in the shutdown. Meanwhile the Senate was to continue its work with the purpose of restoring funding, at least for a short period, and attempt to find a solution to an issue over immigration.
While it was not clear whether federal employees need to report to work early on Monday, lawmakers were going to vote at noon to decide on the bill, which could reactivate the government for some time.
Sunday was spent by Republicans and Democrats in attempts to make a deal but they had to go home reaching no agreement. Today markets kept quiet as stocks across the globe and bond markets in the United States mostly paid no attention to the Senate struggle, and the dollar’s fall.
Mitch McConnell yesterday night said that vote seeking to decide on funding government work till February 8 on Sunday was postponed and would take place at noon Eastern Time on Monday.
Federal workers were nearly unaffected till Monday. Some kept waiting for a message, which would help figure out whether they should report to their workplace.
The situation was uncertain even on Sunday, as the federal Office of Personnel Management’s website explained that operations of the federal government differ by agency.