Made clear they will not negotiate on immigration while the government is shut down. Dec 29, · Government Shutdown: Fallout Grows As Spending Stalemate Drags On Into New Year There' s no end in sight for the spending standoff that has forced the shutdown of. About 800, 000 federal workers will. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell' s plan would delay a fight over border wall funding until February. Government shutdown 2018 update npr. Government that began Saturday affects about a quarter of the government.Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Pass Funding Measure. Tax season is more stressful this year for filers and IRS workers alike, because of new tax law changes and the partial government shutdown that has left the agency with roughly half its normal staff. Dec 19, · Congress appears to be on the verge of avoiding a partial government shutdown.