House to vote to re-open services after US shutdown

US Republican majority leader Eric Cantor has said the House will vote for federal employees to receive pay after a shutdown of government services on Saturday.

Mr Cantor added that the House will also vote to re-open the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Weather Service and the Head Start Program.

United States House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Republican of Virginia). Credit: Ron Sachs / Pool via CNP

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Hundreds of US military veterans gathered in Washington, DC, to demand that the country's war memorials are reopened. The memorials have been temporarily closed as a result of the federal government shutdown.