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."


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.