Pentagon to Begin Sending Furlough Notices on Friday

Pentagon to Begin Sending Furlough Notices on Friday

Defense Department file photo

The Defense Department plans to send out civilian furlough notices on March 22, a Pentagon spokeswoman told Government Executive on Tuesday.

Civilians will have the opportunity to appeal their furloughs from March 28 through April 1, according to Federal News Radio. Decision letters will be sent from March 29 through April 24, and the furloughs will take place between April 25 and Sept. 21. Civilians at the Defense Department will be furloughed 22 days. Continue reading “Pentagon to Begin Sending Furlough Notices on Friday”

Boxer Statement: Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety September 20, 2012

Boxer Statement: Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety

September 20, 2012

Statement of Senator Barbara Boxer
Full Committee Hearing: “Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety
September 20, 2012

Today’s hearing will look at how the Water Resources Development Act – known as WRDA -supports critical infrastructure nation-wide that promotes economic growth and protects public safety. WRDA authorizes the projects and programs of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and provides many benefits to American families and businesses – including maintaining navigation routes for commerce and reducing the risk of flooding.

Later this year, I hope to move forward with a Water Resources Development Act. I have already been working closely with Sen. Inhofe and look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance a bill. Continue reading “Boxer Statement: Water Resources Development Act: Growing the Economy and Protecting Public Safety September 20, 2012”