WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) released the following statement in response to the news the Department of Defense will reduce the number of furlough days for civilian employees from eleven to six this fiscal year. Congresswoman Jenkins recently cosponsored an amendment to H.R. 2397, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, in an effort to prevent future furloughs next year. The amendment was included in the bill as passed in the U.S. House.
“The Department of Defense’s announcement to reduce furlough days for civilian employees is welcome news and something I have been advocating they do. While these civilians may not serve in uniform, they provide critical support for our warfighters,” said Congresswoman Jenkins. “We must address the real problem, which is Washington’s out-of-control spending and unsustainable mandatory programs, instead of singling out hardworking Americans to carry the burden of our debt problem.”