House Rejects GOP Effort to Give Feds Their First Missed Paycheck But Continue the Shutdown

Government Executive: The House on Thursday rejected an attempt by Republicans to replace a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 28 with a measure that would have issued a paycheck to federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay.

The chamber momentarily approved the CR (H.J. Res. 28), which would have reopened unfunded agencies at fiscal 2018 spending levels until the end of February. But due to a procedural snafu during its passage, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said lawmakers would revisit the bill next week with a recorded vote.

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