In this episode of "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Stephen, and Allie recap the latest with the government shutdown, and how the prolonged standstill has had an impact on financial aid, despite the Department of Education being fully funded. Megan and Stephen examine the new Congress that took control this month with Democrats in control of the House of Representatives, and what new faces will appear on the Senate education committee. Allie details the upcoming negotiated rulemaking sessions on a number of higher education policy areas, and what's different about this round of rulemaking compared with past years. Plus, the team shares their New Year's resolutions—feel free to share yours by submitting a feedback form. Skip to 8:17 to get straight to the policy discussion.