What happens next? We have some answers.
What happens after three weeks?
Democrats and Republicans will continue to talk about border security, and the legislature has three weeks to reach an agreement that meets Trump's demand for financing a border wall.
Or the government closes on February 1
"Let me be very clear," Trump said in a speech on Friday. "We really have no choice but to build a strong wall or steel barrier."
When are employees expected to resume work?
With the government reopening on Friday night, most of the dismissed workers are expected to return to work on their next scheduled working day. Workers should contact their own agencies for more information.
What happens at the airports?
Now that the government is fully open, delays that have occurred during the 35-day shutdown may ease somewhat. Air traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration staff know they will be paid soon, so there are likely to be fewer unplanned absences.
Do not expect that everything will return to normal. For starters, it will probably take a few days before air traffic controllers working for the Federal Aviation Administration and TSA employees get paid, meaning that many are still financially burdened.
And since the expense report offers only a temporary solution, there is a possibility that employees are tired of the uncertainty and decide to find other jobs.
What is the situation with the weather forecast?
Predictors and researchers use the off-season to refine and improve models, methods and techniques for forecasting storms. During the shutdown, much of this work came to a standstill.
Although the government is open again, shutdown is putting forecasters back.
"This lost time can not be made good," said Suru Saha, a computer modeling company who was passionate about CNN. "It's gone, and it will affect future operations."
Can I finally plan a family trip to visit the Smithsonian Museums?
Are the national parks open?
About a third of the national parks, such as Fort McHenry in Baltimore and the Frederick Douglas National Historic Site in Washington, were completely closed during the entire shutdown. These parks will be inaugurated as soon as they are called in by Interior Department officials, said Kristen Brengel of the National Parks Conservation Association.
Other parks, such as Mount Rainier, Washington, were not maintained while the government was closed. This means there is still a lot to do before they are ready for public visitors.
In short: Check the National Parks websites and social media accounts before planning a visit. Now that the government is reopened, these accounts and websites are actively maintained.
When are workers paid from the state?
Workers must submit time cards, agencies must sign them and payroll centers must process payments. The timing varies depending on the agency.
US Coast Guard officials expect it will take three to five business days to process pay and benefits, a spokesperson said. However, the repayment installment for employees in 31 divisions represented by the National Treasury Employees Union may take ten days, said the chairman of the group.
Payment delays continue to burden federal employees, many of whom have diminishing funds in their bank accounts and are now expected to return to work.
Are contractors repaid?
The closure of the government has been particularly harsh for contract staff, including many in low-paid jobs, such as janitorial and cafeteria. 19659002] Contractors are not guaranteed to be paid for the past month. The decision on whether to pay for the last month lies with their employers.
Some Democratic senators have passed laws to ensure that low-wage contractors get back wages. A similar house law remained in 2017.
Will charities supporting federal employees continue to help?
Donna Borak and Alex Marquardt of CNN contributed to this report.