Thankfully, the government shutdown has ended. This bill only funds the government into January. I am afraid of this same problem in January, the same people will still be in office. Only time will tell but the GOP has taken a huge hit in this shutdown. If you are a furloughed worker it is suggested to check the office of personnel website to see when you go back to work, although all the websites I have read state that you should be ready to go back to work Thursday morning. I wonder if these workers will get back-pay?