President Donald Trump announces an agreement to temporarily reopen the government in a speech on Friday, Jan. 25 at the Rose Garden Hotel. He accepted a temporary funding measure until February 15 allowing federal employees to return to work. The agreement did not include the financing of the border wall that Trump had requested.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi signed the government's reopening agreement on Jan. 25. Democrats insisted throughout the closure that Trump sign a measure to reopen the government before the start of negotiations on border security.
Air Traffic Control Tower at LaGuardia Airport New York on January 25th. The Federal Aviation Administration reported delays in air travel due to a "slight increase in the number of sick days" in two East Coast air traffic control facilities.
Dismissed government employees protest the government's partial closure at Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 23. As the closure continued, more and more federal employees were recalled to work – without pay – to make sure everything went smoothly.
The Capitol at sunset on Thursday, January 24, after the Senate rejected the competing proposals of Democrats and Republicans to end the closure.
A worker on leave displays the "Re-Open the Government" sign at a demonstration in Washington on Jan. 23.
Licensed government employees hold a silent protest at Capitol Hill on January 23rd.
Vickie Martin, president of the US Federation of Government Employees Local 1438, reacts to the locked door of US Senator Mitch McConnell's office in Lexington, Kentucky, at a demonstration on Jan. 23.
On Monday, January 21, Chief Joshua Wiggins cuts portions of meatloaf for federal employees on leave in Red Bank, New Jersey. Free lunch was served at JBJ Soul Kitchen, rock star Jon Bon Jovi.
US Coast Guard families receive free food at a gift in Novato, California on Saturday, January 19th. Thousands of active Coast Guard members are not paid during the closure. The Coast Guard is the only military branch of the Department of Homeland Security.
Frontier Airlines employees bring donated food to federal employees at the Orlando International Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
On January 16th, airport staff prepare burgers and hot dogs at Salt Lake City International Airport. They offer federal workers a free lunch.
US Representative Jahana Hayes of D-Connecticut holds a letter dated January 16 that was delivered to the Senate Majority Office, Mitch McConnell, calling on the Senate to act on legislation passed by the House to reopen the government.
Security lines at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were re-established Monday, Jan. 14, which prevented some travelers from missing their flight. Agents of the Transportation Security Administration work without pay.
The White House seems particularly winter after the storm of Sunday, January 13.
The Capitol in the middle of the snowfall of January 13th.
Job seekers provide information at a TSA-accelerated recruitment event in Nashville on Saturday, January 12th.
A traveler sleeps near a closed terminal at the Miami International Airport on Jan. 12.
Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington appears empty from the observatory of the old post office tower on Friday, January 11th.
A child plays along the border in Tijuana, Mexico on Friday, January 11th.
Federal workers and contractors are rallying against the government's closure at the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 10.
A protester holds a sign at a rally in Washington on January 10. Approximately 800,000 federal public servants are still unemployed or working without pay because of the closure.
Katie Barron is in her kitchen while she was working at her home in Madison, Alabama, on Wednesday, January 9th. Barron works for a non-government private company, but her husband is a meteorologist with the National Meteorological Service forced to work without pay because of her work. is classified as essential.
The House democratic whip, Steny Hoyer, holds a quote from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in front of the media on January 9.
Tables are empty during dinner time at the Rocket City Tavern, located near many federal agencies in Huntsville, Alabama, on January 9th. The restaurant's activities are down since the beginning of the closure.
Michael Jessie, an employee of the Federal Aviation Administration, is currently working without pay as an aviation safety inspector. He is holding a sign on Tuesday, Jan. 8 as he was attending a news conference at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
A tourist in Philadelphia takes a picture through a window of the closed building housing the Liberty Bell on January 8th.
On January 8, President Trump delivered a speech on border security at prime time. In his speech to the Oval Office, Trump warned of "a humanitarian and security crisis on the southern border of the country".
Migrants from Mexico and Central America watch Trump's speech from a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on January 8th.
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi delivered a reply following Trump's speech. "President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage, stop creating a crisis and reopen the government," Pelosi said.
Passengers line up at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Monday, January 7th.
A National Park Ranger overlooks Washington from the Trump International Hotel's historic clock tower.
A pedestrian from Arlington, Va., Climbs a fence leading to Theodore Roosevelt Island, which was closed due to the government closure on Sunday, Jan. 6.
Visitors will cross the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee on Saturday, January 5th.
A donation box is on the counter of the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center in Florida's Everglades National Park. Dany Garcia, in the center, was paid by the Florida National Parks Association to work in the center during the partial closure of the government.
A woman and her child visit the tower bridge at the National Gallery of Art in Washington on Wednesday, January 2nd. It was planned to close the next day due to the closure.
A closed sign is posted on the door of the Smithsonian National Zoo on January 2nd.
A child looks inside the National Museum of African American History, which was closed due to the closure.
Garbage spills out of a garbage can in the National Mall, across from the White House on Tuesday, Jan. 1. The National Parks Service, which is responsible for garbage removal, was not working because of the government shutdown.
This photo, taken on Tuesday, January 1, shows the south shore of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Although parts of the park were closed due to closure, much of its south side was open and accessible.
A view of the White House at the end of December.
A public trash can spread on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington on Monday, December 24th.
Two people stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, December 22nd. Many National Mall tourist sites have remained open despite the closure.
A National Parks Service employee is preparing to lock the visitors' washroom at the Lincoln Memorial on December 22nd.
People line up to board a ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty on December 22nd. The national monument remained open after New York governor Andrew Cuomo had released funds to fund it.
The leader of the Senate minority, Chuck Schumer, arrives at the US Capitol on December 22.
A road is closed near the Golden Gate National Recreation Area on December 22nd.