Congress, Trump Strike Short-Term Deal to Halt Government Shutdown 

Congress tonight passed — and President Trump signed into law — legislation to fund the federal government until Feb. 15, bringing the historic 35-day shutdown to a temporary halt while budget negotiations continue. During the shutdown, the American Bankers Association urged lawmakers and President Trump to bring an end to the impasse, highlighting the significant economic effects of the shutdown on federal workers and their communities.

Meanwhile, banks across the country continue to support their customers who may be facing financial hardship as a result of the shutdown. ABA is documenting these efforts on its dedicated webpage, aba.com/ShutdownAssistance.