Updated 12:17 p.m. Saturday
Congress and the White House both support a bill now moving on Capitol Hill that would retroactively compensate government workers put on furlough during the shutdown.
The House passed the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act 407-0 on Saturday. The Senate is in session on Saturday but it is unclear when it might take up the bill.
The White House released a policy statement that "strongly supports" the House passage of the bill. The bill would retroactively compensate hundreds of thousands of federal employees, once the government is funded, for any lapse in payment between October 1 and the end of the shutdown.
On Tuesday, more than 1,000 Department of Justice lawyers across the country were sent home without pay.
"The Administration appreciates that the Congress is acting promptly to move this bipartisan legislation and looks forward to the bill's swift passage," the White House policy statement said.
For The National Law Journal's coverage of the shutdown and its harm on law firms, federal agencies and the judiciary, visit at.law.com/shutdown.