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Republican-controlled House votes to convert shutdown into paid vacation for government workers
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 6, 2013 11:20 a.m.

Methinks there’s something peculiar about THIS:

As the fifth day of the federal government shutdown began, members of the House came together in a moment of rare bipartisanship to pass a bill, by a vote of 407 to 0, approving back pay for furloughed government workers.

President Obama has expressed his support for the measure.

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid supports the measure, but said Saturday that if furloughed workers are guaranteed back pay, there’s no reason to keep them out of work.

“It’s really cruel to tell workers they’ll receive back pay once the government opens and ...
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