Congressman Tim Ryan's Statement on Defense Department Recall of Furloughed Civilian Employees

Oct 7, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington DC – Congressman Tim Ryan made the following statement on the Defense Department’s recall of furloughed civilian employees, over the weekend:

I’m very pleased that Secretary Hagel took action over the weekend to bring many of our dedicated Department of Defense civil servants back to work.  Last week I wrote to Secretary Hagel, requesting that he bring those employees back to work to avoid the harm of the disastrous government shutdown triggered by the Republican House’s obstruction.  While I am encouraged to see we are at least getting the dedicated Airmen at Youngstown Air Reserve and most of the Soldiers at Camp Ravenna back on the job to continue to provide for our national defense, it is time for Republican Speaker John Boehner to put a real government funding bill on the floor of the House so we get the entire government running again.