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