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A furloughed federal worker protests outside the U.S. Capitol last week, demanding an end to the shutdown.
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October 17, 2013 After two weeks of not working, furloughed employees are expected to be back at the job Thursday. But that might not be that simple.
March 9, 2011 The House GOP and Obama official disagreed on whether federal worker pay far exceeds those in the private sector with the administration official saying that the comparisons are invalid. He added that federal workers shouldn't be disparaged.
November 29, 2010 Obama's plan to freeze the pay of federal civilian workers was either welcomed or panned, depending. The largest union of federal workers accused the president of panicking. Meanwhile, future House Speaker John Boehner claimed it was a GOP idea.
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