Day 5. Today, though, Congress did something right:
With the partial shutdown entering its fifth day, the GOP-run House passed a bill Saturday that would make sure the furloughed workers get paid for not working. The White House backs the bill and the Senate was expected to OK it, too, but the timing was unclear.
The 407-0 vote in the House was uniquely bipartisan, even as lawmakers continued their partisan rhetoric.
The White House has said President Obama will sign the bill.
Of course, "back pay" still means they won't get paid until John Boehner chooses the country over his job, but hey.
Oh, and there's this, too. Good thing I'm not doing anything like putting my house on the market.
Thirty Republicans are doing this. Thirty of them.