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Pentagon: Most furloughed civilians ordered back

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago October 05, 2013 Oct 5, 2013 Saturday, October 05 2013 October 05, 2013 12:05 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

The decision by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act.

That measure was passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama shortly before the partial government shutdown began Tuesday.

The Pentagon did not immediately say on Saturday exactly how many workers will return to work. The Defense Department said "most" were being brought back.

 

 

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