President Obama would veto the latest series of Republican spending bills designed to restart selected services amid the government shutdown, the White House said today.
"The administration strongly opposes House passage of piecemeal fiscal year 2014 appropriations legislation that restores only very limited activities," the White House said in a statement.
"Consideration of appropriations bills in this fashion is not a serious or responsible way to run the United States government," the White House added.
The US shutdown is but a precursor to a much bigger problem - in a couple of weeks the government, shutdown or not, will run out of cash.
Landmarks across the US have closed as the Congress failed to reach a deal over the budget.