The U.S. Senate on Thursday night unanimously passed a bill guaranteeing federal workers they will be paid everything they are owed when the government shutdown ends.
While it sounds like good news, it will not immediately help more than 800,000 workers who are missing their first payday this week since the shutdown began Dec. 22.
When the shutdown enters its fourth week Saturday morning, it will set the record for the longest in U.S. history and there are no signs a negotiated settlement is in sight.
Democrats are refusing to give President Donald Trump more than $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico.
He says a wall is needed to stop illegal immigration and the drugs and crime he says come with it.
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