Federal employees should be wary, but not surprised.


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The House and Senate Republican budget plan announced this week would continue hits on government workers, as expected, with cuts that could lighten their wallets by up to $194 billion.

The joint budget agreement calls for cutting that amount over 10 years from programs under the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

It oversees federal employee issues in its broad portfolio. But the agreement gives no instructions on reaching the budget savings. Just where the ax might fall remains to be seen. Given the committee’s oversight, however, federal pension benefits and the Federal Employees Health Benefits program are likely targets.

Read more in the Federal Diary.

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