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Pete Sessions, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, James Lankford

The piecemeal party

10/05/13 02:47PM

Republicans and Democrats may still be at an impasse over how to resolve the shutdown, but that doesn’t mean the House isn’t keeping busy. House lawmakers showed up to work for the second weekend in a row as the U.S. reached day five of government shutdown. The House passed a measure Saturday morning that would provide back-pay for furloughed federal employees once the shutdown ends. The bill passed in a 407-0 vote, and has been backed by the White House. read more