States will have to distribute food stamp (SNAP) benefits on or prior to January 20.
January 22: House votes on funding bills
The Democratic-led House of Representatives has repeatedly passed funding bills, which have gone nowhere in the Senate due to President Donald Trump's threat to veto legislation without wall funding. They will have another vote on January 22.
January 25: Federal workers will miss another paycheck
Of the 800,000 federal employees who are furloughed or working without pay, they will miss another paycheck on January 25, after having missed the first one on January 11.
January 25: Federal courts start to run out of funds
The Administrative Office of the US Courts is set to run out of money on January 25. The court system will continue to function, but with a fraction of the workforce.
The State of the Union address is still scheduled for January 29, despite suggestions from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the event be called off until the shutdown is over. Whether Pelosi will cancel it outright if no progress is made is unclear.
January 28: Americans can begin to file taxes
Americans will be able to start filing their taxes on January 28. Despite having almost half the workforce missing, the Internal Revenue Service is confident they will be able to get hte filing season started without problems.
January 30: United States GDP report
The Gross Domestic Product report for the fourth quarter of 2018 is set to be released on January 30. The GDP could be taking a hit as a result of the shutdown.
March 1: Trade war deadline
The trade war between the United States and China has been paused for the past couple months, but the ceasefire has a harsh deadline to expire on March 1.