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Federal Workers Could Face Furloughs

(CNN) — Federal workers could start facing furloughs as early as April, unless Congress steps in to stop automatic spending cuts.

Those across-the-board cuts are set to kick in March 1. The so-called sequester would trim $1.2 trillion from federal budgets over a decade.

Agencies would have to negotiate with unions and then give employees 30 days notice before giving furloughs.

The sequester can be avoided if Congress and the White House agree on a plan to reduce the deficit. President Obama has called on Congress to pass a short-term fix to give them more time.

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  1. jason marks says:

    they can go home for a change.

    I don’t feel sorry for them.

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