House Passes Retroactive Pay Bill for Workers Impacted by Government Shutdown

George Stephanopoulos reports the latest news on the Obamacare, debt ceiling battle in Washington.
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Let's get back to washington and check in with george stephanopoulos who will be hosting "this week" later this morning. George, good morning. We know thathe president has promised to end the wars in afghanistan and iraq. But he's made a point of continuing to go after spected terrorists, hasn't he? From the very beginning of his presidency, john, that's exactly right. The drones were dramatically escalated under president obama and facing some questions about that from congress. What's interesting about these raids is these were n drones. These were manned raids, navy s.E.A.L. Team 6, going in. I guess they're the definition of government in place. You mentioned the government sho shutdown. You have an interview with john boehner today. He is facing pressure within his own party. Does he have a resolution coming up with? You're right about the pressure building, bianna. You've seen members of congress come back in yesterday, and say everybody that's been furloughed by the government is going to get paid. They don't want to get attacked for not paying those government employees. And we're seeingse secretary chuck hagel over the weekend announce that all -- just about all of the civilian pentagon employees who had been furloughed can go back to work monday morning. The members of congress don't want to be vulnerable to these kinds of attacks. But right now, speaker boehner is holding firm. Saying he is not yet ready to pass a clean government funding resolution that would reopen the government this week. Not yet ready to pass a clean extension of the debt limit. That's the more serious crisis that could be coming in ten days or so. That's what they're going to press him on this morning. All of the polls in the majority of americans do blame republicans for this stalemate. But that can change overnight. How much pressure does the president face so he could face the blame, as well especially as we get closer to the debt ceiling limit. He has to worry about that. And his team has said if we go over the debt limit and risk default, that would be catastrophic for the united states economy. But I have to say, from the president on down, thehite house and democrats united around the idea that they are not going to negotiate around this debt limit or around the government shutdown. Now, the trick at the end is going to be for the president to make some kind of concession to the republicans to give them an exit ramp, as well, without admitting he's doing it. As for now, he's dug his heels in. Both sides have. Will be an interesting conversation you have with him. Thank you so much, george. You can see all of george's exclusive interview with house speaker john boehner ler this morning on abc's "this week."

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