Republicans Target Civilian Defense Workers

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:58am

“Six House Republicans have proposed legislation that would cut the civilian defense workforce by 15 percent in six years,” The Hill reports.  

“The bill from Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) is aimed at stopping the Department of Defense’s planned cuts to military personnel, and redirecting those cuts to a civilian workforce that Calvert says has grown too quickly.”  

“Calvert’s bill would require a 15 percent cut to the civilian workforce by 2020, and the workforce would not be able to grow from that level until after 2025. He said the idea of the bill would be to use the savings from these cuts to boost active-duty personnel.”