Groups large and small are vying for a piece of the pie and seeking lobbyists' help in influencing senators.
Chinese video game companies hit a snag with regulatory pause in the world's biggest video game market.
There were about 4.1 million contractors working for the U.S. government in 2017.
The Chamber of Commerce wants lawmakers to end the shutdown. And to do it, they'll need to reach across the aisle.
The economic effects have been largely obscured by the holidays, but will start showing up soon.
“The shutdown hopefully will not last long,” said President Trump.
One of the big winners in November’s midterm election was public health insurance coverage – specifically expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.