White House supports bill to retroactively pay workers

The White House has said it will support a bill from Republicans in the US House of Representatives that would retroactively pay federal workers who are currently on off work because of the government shutdown.

In a statement, the White House said: "This bill alone, however, will not address the serious consequences of the funding lapse, nor will a piecemeal approach to appropriations bills."

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US military protest shutdown

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.