The shortage is part of an ongoing dilemma as the government struggles to budget and plan for longer, more severe fire seasons.
A Senate subcommittee is looking into the legality of the decision to tap into the recreation fees for operational costs.
A legal expert on emergency powers weighs in.
While the president has far-reaching powers in a state of emergency, experts say Trump could face legal challenges over specific provisions.
What the agency actually wants is the funding to detain more people than ever before.
Over 100 members of Congress refused their paychecks in solidarity with unpaid workers.
Members of the public can no longer submit requests via the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website or track their status.
The shutdown was also consistent with a goal long sought by a subset of the Republican Party that wants to dismantle the government.
The five-week partial government shutdown fell during a critical window for fire-prone states to lessen the impact of the coming fire season through prescribed burns.
According to an internal email, the National Park Service will be given congressional funding to retroactively pay for operational costs expended during the partial government shutdown.
The NPS lost an estimated $10 to $11 million in revenue during the partial government shutdown, taking critical funding away from things like park maintenance and visitor services.
As a result of the shutdown, an estimated 80,000 court hearings will have to be rescheduled.
During the partial government shutdown, a lot of economic data simply wasn't collected, which will result in gaps in what we know about the state of our economy.
Many national parks were kept open but unstaffed or understaffed, with serious consequences for the parks, their employees, and their visitors.
There's reason to believe Trump's willingness to freeze worker pay might have created a rift that can't be fixed.
Trump's agreement to re-open the government comes without any guaranteed funding for a border wall, representing a capitulation to Democrats' demands.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and celebrity chef Jose Andres help distribute food to furloughed federal workers at the World Central Kitchen on January 22nd, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Many programs and shelters that address dating violence and sexual abuse are without funding.
The contracts of over 1,000 Section 8 units have already expired, putting in jeopardy the housing of tens of thousands of people enrolled in the subsidy program. Should the shutdown continue, things could get much, much worse.
Border agents are working overtime without pay and TSA agents are refusing to work without receiving a paycheck.
Multiple courts across the country have issued injunctions preventing to the administration from repealing DACA. But that does not mean the program has been saved.
A recent goof by the Associated Press indicates that real-time fact-checking still doesn't exactly know what it's doing.