Separation of Powers and Organized Labor
The shutdown finally came to an end. It was the longest in American history. It has done great damage to the economy, and to the federal workforce. It has stolen a sense of stability from this workforce. They will be made whole, however, we are not sure about private sector contractors.
There is legislation in process to also make those contractors whole, but there is no precedent on this ever happening. Democrats and Republicans are planning to introduce legislation to prevent any more shutdowns.