Lawmakers take another run at workforce

Once again, feds are the target of legislation to trim the workforce. A new bill introduced Sept. 23 in both chambers of Congress would cut the workforce by 10 percent through attrition. 

The aptly named Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Through Attrition Act was introduced in Senate and House versions (S. 1611 and H.R. 3029) by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.). The attrition would accomplish the 10 percent cut by 2015, and would save an estimated $139 billion over the next 10 years, according to the sponsors.

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