Hagel seeks to bring furloughed Defense Department civilians back to work
October 1st, 2013
03:08 PM ET
11 months ago

Hagel seeks to bring furloughed Defense Department civilians back to work

Washington (CNN) - Even as furloughed civilian Defense Department workers streamed out of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel began working half a world away to get all 400,000 furloughed personnel globally back to work.

“Hagel is looking to get as many people back to work as soon as he can,” a senior defense official told CNN on Tuesday.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Chuck, your Republican buddies did this to us!

    October 1, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. 2012liberal

    I like how republican r now coming and trying 2 pick and choose what 2 leave out of shutdown. 2 bad airline arent part of this. Lets not 4get we r still n the middle of a republians caused sequester! U know good and well they arent picking women infant children. What law will b the next hostage? Ss, medicare rowe vs wade?

    October 1, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  3. 2012liberal

    I like how republicans r now coming and trying 2 pick and choose what 2 leave out of shutdown. 2 bad airline arent part of this. Lets not 4get we r still n the middle of a republians caused sequester! U know good and well they arent picking women infant children. What law will b the next hostage? Ss, medicare rowe vs wade?

    October 1, 2013 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  4. truth hurts but reality bites

    But these are all the people the liberals in here are always bashing as overpaid consultants. I would expect the liberalsin here to be jumping for joy because they got furloughed.

    October 1, 2013 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Well, if they cannot agree on the whole kit and kaboodle, then at least pass some appropriations bills to get some of it back up and running.

    October 1, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  6. Data Driven

    So, literally half of the 800K jobs subject to furlough are in Defense.

    Must be those "non-essential" government leeches conservatives keep carping about.

    October 1, 2013 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. freedom

    The shutdown demonstrates all the more reason why the federal government should be minimally invasive in our lives. And ironically this monstrosity of a law, Obamacare, will be the most invasive of all.

    October 1, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  8. don in albuquerque

    Gotta keep the war machine going. Death is our only major export.

    October 1, 2013 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |