Justice Department workers won't face furloughs before October
April 24th, 2013
09:08 PM ET
8 years ago

Justice Department workers won't face furloughs before October

Washington (CNN) - Thousands of Department of Justice employees can breathe a little easier after learning they won't be furloughed due to forced budget cuts, but that assurance is good only until October 1, when a new fiscal year begins for the federal government.

Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to department workers on Wednesday, which CNN obtained. It said, "thousands of critical FBI and ATF agents, deputy U.S. marshals, prosecutors, and other department employees will remain on the job protecting national security, fighting violent crime and enforcing our laws."


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  1. jpmichigan

    Once again OBAMAS SEQUESTER is threating the American taxpayer. The chicken have come home to roust. Obama and his advisor Mr. Lew at the time , pushed the sequester through via Harry Reid, so to be able to blame these devastating actions on the Republicans, even though the Republicans had a bill giving the President the choice of what to cuts, which the President stated, " If that bill passed, he would veto it." The Democrats don't want the American taxpayer to know the real truth.

    April 24, 2013 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. Ed1

    Why would they just like Obama's union buddies suck the government dry and then ask for more.

    April 24, 2013 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |