Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo. has written a bill that could bring some good news for civilian employees with the Department of Defense.
Currently those employees are losing one day of pay per week because of the budget cuts.
The house has passed Congressman Tom Cole’s bill barring furloughs of civilian workers in the next fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
This could affect about 650,000 employees that started to take 11 scheduled furlough days as a cost-cutting measure to cope with the $37 billion across-the-board sequestration cuts.
However, the furlough situation could get a lot worth in 2014. “Plan B” letter sent to congress by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel mentions the possibility of layoffs is the sequestration continues in 2014.
The bill will now be considered by the senate but it could be Labor Day before that happens.