Pentagon finalizing plan to bring back furloughed civilian workers
October 4th, 2013
07:09 PM ET
10 months ago

Pentagon finalizing plan to bring back furloughed civilian workers

Washington (CNN) - The Pentagon may announce as soon as this weekend a plan to bring up to 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work, according to two Defense Department officials.

CNN has learned the plan is in the final stages of being written and approved.

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  1. Winston Smith

    If there were any solidarity in this country, they'd refuse to go back. At least until the republicans get down on their knees and apologize for what they've created. WHAT A BUNCH OF IDIOTS.

    October 4, 2013 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  2. Evergreen

    Pentagon and FEMA workers will soon be returning to work. I guess these so-called non-essential worker turned out to be essential after all.

    October 4, 2013 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  3. What's in that tea anyway?

    This is so sad....the DoD employees have been on furloughs all summer, now this. Let's get this good american back to work....to Heck with the angry haters in the Tea Party clown bridgade...these are our family, friends and neighbors. Just because the GOP/Tea Trolls hate everything gubmit (which is weird that they want to be in charge of something they are trying to destroy) but whatever....we will get rid of these RWNJ's in 2014, be patient.

    October 4, 2013 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  4. ED1

    We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money.

    How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?

    What's interesting, the first group "worked for" their money... The second didn't!!!

    October 4, 2013 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  5. GI Joe

    Great. Don't worry about starving kids. Feed the Military all our money, AGAIN.

    October 5, 2013 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  6. charlies curry

    i bet they allso got healthcare wavers.

    October 5, 2013 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  7. boungiorno

    seriously, i would of thought the WHITE HOUSE would never let the motherland that feeds and clothes CONGRESS SENATE & THE WHITE HOUSE ENTIRE STAFF go unprotected I say; BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR you might actually get it!

    October 5, 2013 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  8. Thomas

    Why do most military personal vote Republican ?

    Who cuts there VA benefits , who sends them to war with unreliable equipment and body armer , who wants to cut back the education and home loan financing ?

    The Republicans .

    October 5, 2013 02:18 am at 2:18 am |
  9. don in albuquerque

    Go get em boys!!! We cannot let the killing lapse. Our major export to the world is Death. How totally disgusting our government has become. Both sides. Whats sad is the rest of the world is beginning to share that disgust and may well decide to return our export to us one day. In spades.

    October 5, 2013 08:16 am at 8:16 am |