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House Republicans are cooking up piecemeal funding bills, offering to partially re-open the government by putting forward bills that would reopen programs for veterans and federal parks. The White House said the proposals are not serious, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said House Democrats would not be willing to go along either.
"This is a game," said Hoyer, saying Republicans do not have a strategy.
The lawmakers that shutdown the U.S. government are still drawing a paycheck, while more than 800,000 government workers go without pay.
"I don't think we should get paid until this is resolved. So I have asked the clerk to withhold any pay for me until we get this up and running," said Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis, of Florida.