House Passes Defense Bill That Blocks Furloughs

Posted July 25, 2013 at 10:11am

The Columbus Post Dispatch reports that the US House of Representatives “passed a nearly $600 billion defense-spending bill yesterday that included several measures aimed at keeping the Defense Department from furloughing civilian employees during the next fiscal year.”

“The House defense appropriations bill includes at least three amendments aimed at barring the federal government from using any money to implement Defense Department furloughs.”