Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: No good news on furloughs

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 12:00 am

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Sandra Walker used respectful tones as she spoke, but there was frustration in her voice when she confronted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about sacrificing 11 days of pay because Congress and President Barack Obama cannot agree on taxes and spending.

Like hundreds of thousands of Pentagon civilian employees, she began a furlough this month that will keep her home without pay one day each week until Oct. 1.

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