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Bi-Partisan Support for Back-Pay for Furloughed Federal Workers

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WASHINGTON D.C. - The Obama administration says it supports House legislation to give back pay to federal workers furloughed during the current government shutdown.

The White House Office of Management and Budget says it supports Congress for moving quickly on the bill, which has bipartisan support.

The White House has opposed other efforts by House Republicans to restore money to some functions of government during the partial shutdown.

The White House says the House should reopen the entire government and not pick agencies and programs over others.

The budget office however says the back-pay bill will "not address the serious consequences of the funding lapse, nor will a piecemeal approach to appropriations bills."

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