HHS employees back to work Tuesday as government reopens, but for Congress it is back to the drawing board

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees are back to work today—including more than 40,000 staff from the Department of Health and Human Services—after Congress agreed to temporary spending bill that will fund government operations for three more weeks. But there is no guarantee that Congress will reach consensus on key issues that led to this week’s impasse before Feb. 8 when the short-term spending bill expires.

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