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GOP budget proposals include deep cuts for federal employees
GOP budget proposals include deep cuts for federal employees

Federal employees are once again bracing for cuts as the Republican-controlled Congress moves slowly toward an agreement on a federal budget, setting up a confrontation that is likely to continue for much of the year. While details of the House and Senate versions of the budget differ, both chambers have approved slashing the size of the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition, increasing the contribution workers make toward their retirement savings and cutting the share of health insurance covered by the government. Lawmakers are expected to begin the daunting process of reconciling the two proposals when Congress returns from a recess on April 13, but unions that represent...

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