The Pentagon announced today that it would recall almost 90% of the 350,000 civilian workers who have been furloughed as a result of the shutdown. This is a politically savvy move. It would be unwise for Republicans to object to the administration’s interpretation of the Pay Our Military Act allowing for the recall. Who can say “no” to helping the civilians who support our armed forces?
This is one step on the path back to normalcy for our nation’s public servants.