Congress set to grant back pay to federal workers idled by shutdown

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., the longest-serving member of Congress in history, joins fellow House Democrats to discuss the government shutdown, at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. From left are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. There has been no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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