Three days into the government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon to announce an agreement to end the impasse and reopen the government. The Senate voted later in the day 81-18 in support of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) running through February 8, sending it to the House of Representatives where it was quickly approved 266-150. The CR was then signed by President Trump, allowing Federal workers to return on Tuesday.
Neal is Director of Government Relations at ML Strategies and is based in the Washington, DC office. He has over 10 years of experience in government and government relations. He focuses on issues related to transportation and infrastructure, clean energy, trade, and federal appropriations as well as provides strategic advice on public policy and federal funding opportunities. Before joining ML Strategies, he was a Legislative Assistant to US Senator Max Cleland.