1. As shutdown drags on, McConnell heads home to Kentucky, leaving Democrats angry  CNN
  2. US House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight  AOL
  3. Congress Approves Backpay For Federal Workers Affected By Government Shutdown  HuffPost
  4. Trump Is Totally Lost on the Shutdown  Bloomberg
  5. Republican House minority still can lead  Washington Examiner
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was not in the Capitol Friday, when some furloughed federal workers missed their first paychecks and the government shutdown tied the mark for the longest in American history.

The dispute has disrupted everything from air travel to tax collection and suspended pay for 800,000 government workers.

President Donald Trump still needs to sign the legislation, but it's looking like federal workers will eventually get any paychecks they've missed.

Republicans should not let their minority status in the U.S. House of Representatives keep them from passing good legislation.