House passes bill ensuring pay for furloughed federal workers
The House of Representatives on Friday voted to provide back pay for the roughly 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed due to the ongoing partial government shutdown. The measure cleared the chamber on a vote of 411-7, a day after the Senate passed the same bill unanimously. The partial shutdown is on its 21st day as President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remain divided over funding Trump's proposed border wall. The bill now goes to Trump for signature. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.