A sign is displayed outside of a US government building December 22. The partial government shutdown is set to stretch through Christmas as the Senate adjourned Saturday without a deal.
The federal government partially shut down at midnight on Dec. 21 after lawmakers and President Trump were unable to reach a deal that includes $5 billion for his long-promised border wall.
The shutdown marked the first time in 40 years that the government closed three times in one year.
But this isn’t a full shut down: Funding for roughly a quarter of the federal government expired, including appropriations for the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Housing and Urban Development, and other parts of the government.
President Trump stayed in Washington, foregoing holiday plans in Florida, during the shutdown. But negotiations have been at a standstill.
So what happens now? House Democratic leaders have settled on a legislative strategy to reopen the government, with votes expected on proposals just hours after the party takes control on Thursday, a Democratic aide confirmed to CNN.
But remember: The House Democrats’ plan remains a nonstarter for Republicans, who still control the chamber on the other side of the US Capitol.