The House approved H.J. Res 70, the National Park Service (NPS) Operations, Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014, or the Open Our National Parks & Museums Act.
You can read about it at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d113:1:./temp/~bdJRsf:@@@D&summ2=m&|/home/LegislativeData.php|.
The legislation would allow NPS to continue to operate at the FY 13 sequester levels until Dec. 15 or the passage of another funding bill, whichever comes first.
Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Id.) introduced the bill, which the House passed 252-173 on Oct. 2. It was sent to the Senate that day and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar.
But Senate Democrats refused to take a vote. They say they want the whole government funded at once, not piece by piece. But they never minded passing individual appropriations bills before. It seems the Democrats see that people are blaming Republicans for the shutdown, so they evidently are willing to prolong the pain and will until people start blaming them too before resolving the crisis.