The United States Senate passed a bill banning workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
The U.S. Postal Service defaulted on a $5.6 billion retiree benefits payment last month.
Many government employees, including the furloughed ones, are expected to show up to work on Tuesday.
Tuesday marks the end of the fiscal year and if a budget compromise isn't reached, a government shutdown will cause some departments and agencies to close.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined low-paid government workers for a rally Wednesday. It was part of a one-day strike for better pay.
It's July 1 and still no deal among lawmakers and that means interest rates for need-based or Stafford Loans have officially doubled.