Laid off US federal workers will be paid
The House has passed a bill to give 800,000 furloughed federal workers retroactive pay once the government reopens.
The House passed the bill in a rare Saturday session.
The vote was 407-0.
The Senate was expected to OK it as well, but the timing is unclear.
The White House backs the legislation.
The federal government has been partially shut down since Tuesday, the start of the new budget year.
Both President Barack Obama and Congress are in Washington this weekend, but there's no apparent progress in ending the shutdown.