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House Votes To Give Back Pay To Furloughed Workers

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Unlike almost all of the House's other partial spending bills, which the White House has threatened to veto, the administration said that the president would sign the back pay bill.

About 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed as a result of the government shutdown.

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