A partial government shutdown looks more likely after the House rejected the Senate’s stopgap funding bill this week. Unless a last-minute deal is reached, the government will be forced to shut down for the fourth time in the last ten years. Government services that are deemed “essential” will remain open, others will be closed. The majority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staffing at ports of entry are deemed essential and will therefore continue their normal operations with some delays. See AAEI’s chart of 2023 Government Shutdown Agency Information for highlights and links.