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Gov. McDonnell responds to government shutdown

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RICHMOND, Va. -

This is day six of a partial government shutdown and there's still no sign of a breakthrough.

House Republicans and Senate Democrats are waiting on the other side to yield in a showdown that's about supposed to be about spending - but derailed by disagreements over Obamacare.

The house unanimously agreed yesterday to retroactively pay furloughed government workers but those paychecks won't go out until after the shutdown is over.  

Here's what Governor Bob McDonnell said about the shutdown Friday:

"I think they got to find ways to work this out. Compromises are not dirty words every budget that we've passed in Virginia has thousands of compromises in it. This is beginning out to hurt real people. We have 172,000 federal employees and probably about a third of them, maybe a little less, are probably being furloughed which means uncertainty, it means less income, it means less to take care of their families and it's not good for state or country," said Gov. McDonnell.

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