Pentagon: Most Furloughed Civilians Ordered Back

By: AP/KKTV
By: AP/KKTV
The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

Credit: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.

The decision by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act.

That measure was passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama shortly before the partial government shutdown began Tuesday.

Congressman Doug Lamborn's office says he voted in favor of the measure, and that the returning employees will be paid.

The Pentagon did not immediately say on Saturday exactly how many workers will return to work. The Defense Department said "most" were being brought back.


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