Today marks Day 28 of the partial federal government shutdown. Congressional leadership has cancelled the scheduled recess for next week to ensure that principals are in town should negotiations materialize.
While it appeared as late as yesterday that Congress and the President were in alignment on passing a short-term government funding measure—known as a Continuing Resolution or CR—and leaving town for the year, that scenario is now questionable.
As we close out 2018 and reflect on the year, there is much for which to be thankful. On the public policy front this month alone, the wood products value chain gained some key wins with the passage of the Farm Bill.