From Defense One:

Senate Republicans promised to take up funding the Homeland Security Department next week, but the path to reach a passable appropriations measure remains unclear with less than one month until the agency will be forced to shut down…If Congress fails to do so by the end of February, very little of DHS would actually shut down. Because shutdown precedent allows for employees whose salaries are paid for by non-appropriated funds, as well as those who perform “emergency work involving the safety of human life or the protection of property” to remain on the job, about 86 percent of DHS employees reported to work during the governmentwide shutdown in 2013.