LBJ presidential library reopens after government shutdown ends


After a three-day federal government shutdown ended late Monday, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin will reopen at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The reading room, museum and museum store will resume operations. The library, which is administered by the National Archives, was among several entities and agencies that receive federal funding that were shuttered as a result of the government shutdown.

About 13,000 federal employees live in the Austin-Round Rock metro area and many of them were furloughed during the shutdown, including 40 percent of Fort Hood’s civilian employees — about 2,400 people.

Many employees were allowed to return to work Tuesday.

President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday night that reinstated funding of the government until Feb. 8 after Congress reached a temporary deal on immigration. Congress also extended funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for another six years.



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