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The House of Representatives paused in their bickering for a moment to unanimously pass a bill that will retroactively pay federal employees who were furloughed by the shutdown.
The bill is expected to pass in the Senate and then move on to President Barack Obama to be signed, CBS News is reporting. The bill saw 407 to 0 in agreement for repaying federal employees. Twenty-five members of the House didn't vote.
A statement from the White House said, "Federal workers keep the Nation safe and secure and provide vital services that support the economic security of American families. The Administration appreciates that the Congress is acting promptly to move this bipartisan legislation and looks forward to the bill's swift passage."
Reuters reports that restoring pay to 800,000 furloughed employees is as far as bipartisanship goes at the moment.
Democrats and Republicans continue to fight over the budget, which caused the government to mostly shut down, minus essential operations. While they go back and forth over the Affordable Care Act, Obama at least professed belief that the debt ceiling will be raised.
"I don't expect to get there. There were at least some quotes yesterday that Speaker Boehner is willing to make sure we don't default," Obama told The Associated Press.
Both sides seem far apart, but continue to work to try and reach an agreement.