02 Oct '13, 11pm

White House, @DeptofDefense looking at using military pay law to end furloughs

White House, @DeptofDefense looking at using military pay law to end furloughs

Related Odierno: Short-term budget fix might end furloughs, but hurts planning WWII veterans storm DC memorial closed by government shutdown Europe bases suspending work as shutdown begins Coverage of the 2013 US government shutdown WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and the White House are weighing whether a new law that ensures military members as well as some Defense Department civilians keep getting paid during the government shutdown could be used to bring furloughed civilians back to work. Federal legislators who passed the law, meanwhile, say the Pentagon has the authority now to end the DOD civilian furloughs. On Tuesday, as hundreds of thousands of DOD employees went on furlough, Pentagon lawyers sent a legal brief to the White House Office of Management and Budget that a defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said had “recommended maximum flexibility” i...

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