The House will vote Saturday on legislation that would provide back pay for federal workers who have been furloughed during the government shutdown.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) office announced the House would remain in session to vote on new legislation that is “critical” to government operations.
One of the bills will deal with back pay for furloughed federal workers and is likely to pass with support from both parties.
“The House will pass a bill to pay federal workers for their time in furlough once the shutdown ends,” Cantor said in a tweet.
The Obama administration released a statement on Friday saying it supports the bill.
“Federal workers keep the Nation safe and secure and provide vital services that support the economic security of American families,” the White House said. “The Administration appreciates that the Congress is acting promptly to move this bipartisan legislation and looks forward to the bill’s swift passage.”