Thursday, October 17, 2013
Government Reopens After 16 Day Stalemate
After a 16-day closure, the federal government reopened on Thursday morning, October 17, 2013. The bill to end the shutdown was passed late Wednesday night after the two week-long stalemate over the expansion of federally funded health coverage ended.
Department of Labor services, including PERM labor certifications, Prevailing Wage Requests, and Labor Condition Applications, are shortly expected to be running as usual. E-verify online services have also resumed, and the Department of State is expected to resume visa issuance at consular posts around the world.
For more information, please see the Washington Post’s coverage of the government’s reopening.