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Government shutdown Day 4, vote on back pay expected

Washington -- On Day 4 of the government shutdown, there could be a sign of bipartisanship.

The House is set to take up a proposal that would give back pay to furloughed workers once the shutdown is over. Still, there are no signs lawmakers are any closer to a compromise now than they were four days ago.

President Obama cancelled a trip to Asia next week because of the shutdown. The stalemate will also stall the release of the September jobs report Friday.

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is warning lawmakers about the October 17th deadline to deal with the debt ceiling. If Congress doesnt raise the borrowing limit by then, Lew says it could take a worse toll on the US economy than the Great Recession.

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Washington Times