POLITICO: Department of Defense to warn Hill About pending furloughsSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 08:14
POLITICO: Department of Defense to warn Hill About pending furloughs
By KATE BRANNEN
2/19/13 10:30 AM EST
Updated: 2/19/13 7:55 PM EST
The Pentagon plans to warn Congress on Wednesday that it must furlough many of its 800,000 civilian workers if sequestration takes effect on March 1, according to an internal message obtained by POLITICO.
The warning is the latest attempt to rattle lawmakers’ cages about the dangers of the automatic, across-the-board budget restrictions and is set for the same day that President Barack Obama made a new anti-sequestration push of his own.